(PK Park - Eugene, OR) - Outside of Canadians 3B Bryan Lizardo's first home run of the season in the bottom of the 5th inning, Vancouver's potent offense was relatively silent as three Eugene Emeralds pitchers combined for a 6-1 victory over the C's on Father's Day.
The combination of RHP Enrique De Los Rios, RHP Mark Malave and RHP Luis Aquino held Vancouver's offense to just three hits on Sunday afternoon with the bullpen going four no-hit innings to secure the Emeralds second straight victory over the Canadians.
Vancouver pitching didn't find the same fortune as Eugene pounded out a season high 14 hits and scored runs in five consecutive innings which started in the bottom of the 2nd inning when 1B Gustavo Polcano hit his 1st home run of the summer, a solo shot off of Canadians LHP Wilfri Aleton who allowed three runs over his 4 2/3 innings of work and absorbed the loss that sends Vancouver back to .500 on the season at 2-2 (.500).
Notes: Canadians OF Chavez Young left the game in the 5th inning after being hit by a pitch in the right arm… After pounding out 20 hits over the first two games, Vancouver has been limited to just six over the past two games… Vancouver started the day with the Northwest League's top ERA at 1.04.
The Canadians and Emeralds will play the rubber match of this five-game series on Monday, June 19th at 7:05pm as Vancouver sends 23-year old RHP Dany Jimenez (0-0, 0.00) to the mound opposite RHP Matt Swarmer (0-0, 0.00). The game can be heard on TSN1040 Sports Radio with the Pre-Game Show set for 6:00pm followed by the first-pitch at 7:05pm.
Vancouver returns to Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium on Tuesday, June 20th at 7:05pm to open up a six-game homestand against the Everett Aquasox (June 20-22) and Spokane Indians (June 23-25) with tickets available at www.canadiansbaseball.com, by calling 604.872.5232 or by visiting the Nat Bailey Stadium Box Office at 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver, B.C.
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