(Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium - Vancouver, B.C.) - Canadians 2B Samad Taylor hit his 1st home run as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays organization while RHP Dalton Rodriguez managed his 5th win of the season as Vancouver topped Salem-Keizer 4-2 out at sold out Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium on Saturday night.
Taylor, who came over from the Cleveland Indians in the trade for RHP Joe Smith, went 2-for-4 with his 1st home run in the Northwest League while DH Kacy Clemens went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI as the University of Texas standout is now hitting .294-3-38 in 44 games this summer.
RHP Dalton Rodriguez (5-4) went five innings allowing five hits, one earned runs and three strikeouts in the victory, while RHP Chris Hall (2.0IP) and RHP William Ouellette (2.0IP) held the Volcanoes at bay with Ouellette collecting his 8th save of the season.
Notes: Vancouver finished at 29-45 (.392) in 2016 through 74 regular season games -- the Canadians have already surpassed last year's win total and still have 21 regular season games remaining...
With the win, Vancouver improves to 9-8 (.529) through 17 second half games, and 30-25 (.545) overall, moving into a three-way tie for top spot in the North Division along with Spokane and Tri-City with Everett just one game off the pace.
The Canadians will host Salem-Keizer on Sunday, August 13th at 1:05pm as RHP Nate Pearson (0-0, 0.00) gets the start for Vancouver as Rob Fai has the call on TSN1040 Sports Radio with the pre-game show starting at 12:00pm. First pitch at 1:05pm. The game has been announced as SOLD OUT as tickets remain for both Monday (August 14) and Tuesday (August 15).
Tickets to Vancouver Canadians Baseball are on-sale now by calling 604.872.5232, online at www.canadiansbaseball.com or by visiting the Nat Bailey Stadium Box Office at 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver, B.C.
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