C's open homestand with 3-0 loss to Tri-City

Vancouver stymied by quartet of Dust Devils pitchers that send Canadians back to .500 (10-10) at home this season

By Rob Fai / Vancouver Canadians | August 9, 2017 1:48 AM ET


(Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium) - Four Tri-City pitchers combined to shutout the Vancouver Canadians 3-0 on Tuesday night snapping Vancouver's modest two-game winning streak.

LHP Ben Sheckler (2-2) went 5 2/3 innings allowing six hits before turning the ball over to a bullpen that has been tough on the Canadians all season long. LHP Travis Radke (1.1IP); RHP Andres Munoz (1.0IP) and LHP Fred Schlichtholz (1.0IP) did not allow a hit over the game's final 3 1/3 innings, striking out six to seal the victory.

Canadians LF Norberto Obeso was a bright light offensively going 2-for-4 with a tall, towering double, his 5th of the season as Vancouver went 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position.

With the loss, Vancouver dips below .500 again in the second half of the Northwest League season falling to 6-7 (.462) while Tri-City with the hard-fought victory improves to 8-5 (.615) with Wednesday's game set for 7:05pm as the first 1,000 fans will receive a Kevin Pillar Bobblehead courtesy of Scotiabank.

Tickets to this game can be purchased by calling 604.872.5232, online here at www.canadiansbaseball.com or by visiting the Nat Bailey Stadium Box Office at 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver, B.C.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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