Spokane, WA - The Vancouver Canadians topped the Spokane Indians 5-1 in front of a sold-out crowd of 6,941 fans at Avista Stadium on Yoke's $1 Family Feast Night presented by Yoke's Fresh Market, KHQ, 92.9 ZZU and Spokane/CdA Living. Spokane (16-7) still holds a two-game lead over Vancouver (14-9) in the North Division despite dropping just its second game at Avista Stadium in 2014.
The Canadians jumped out to an early lead after starter Derek Thompson, suffering his fourth loss of the season, allowed three runs in the first three innings. Thompson tossed five innings and struck out a season-high six batters. He has 22 punch outs this season, leading the team.
Luke Tendler added two hits - one off of the center field wall to score Seth Spivey from second - raising his average to .329. Tendler's average is good enough to place him third in the Northwest League. Spivey added one hit and is now holding a .328 average to place him right behind Tendler in the league rankings.
The Spokane Indians will return home tomorrow, Sunday, July 6th, for High School Baseball Field of Dreams Day Game - with a special start time of 3:30 PM - presented by American Family Insurance, 103.9 BOB FM and 790 The Eagle. One lucky high school baseball field will receive a makeover from the Spokane Indians award-winning grounds crew. Come to this afternoon game to cast your vote! Stay after the game to play catch on the field courtesy of Cloverdale Foods.
About the Indians
The Indians are the Short Season Class "A" affiliate for the Texas Rangers. Individual Game Tickets, Group Rates and Ticket Packages for the 2014 Spokane Indians season are now available! To find out more, and to view the 2014 promotional calendar, please visit www.spokaneindians.com or call (509) 343-6886 (OTTO). Parking at all Spokane Indians games is FREE!
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