Indians Can't Avoid Sweep, Dust Devils Win 6-3

Strahm drives in two runs, moves average to .318

(IN)

By Spokane Indians | June 28, 2019 2:25 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane could not capitalize with runners in scoring position and fell victim to a sweep at the hands of Tri-City. The Dust Devils finished off the series with a 6-3 victory on Dollars in Your Dog Night presented by Mirabeau Park Hotel, KEY 101, and Family Guide.

TOP PERFORMERS

  • Kellen Strahm continues to produce atop the order. He led the Indians with a two-hit, two RBI performance from the leadoff spot. He's hitting .318 on the season.
  • Catcher Francisco Ventura had the other multi-hit night for Spokane. The 2018 Northwest League All-Star has hits in all three games he's played this year.
  • Werner Leal pitched a perfect ninth inning. He's up to 8.2 scoreless innings on the season with a whopping 13 strikeouts and zero walks.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • The Indians once again struggled driving runners in. They went 1-for-9 on Thursday and finished the series 3-for-29 with RISP.
  • Blaine Crim extended his hitting streak to five games.
  • Jake Hoover hit the Indians second triple of the season, driving in a run.

KEY MOMENT

With Spokane trailing 5-3 in the sixth, they put runners on second and third with one out after a sacrifice bunt from Stanley Martinez . Dust Devil reliever Starlin Cordero (W, 1-0) struck out Hoover and Strahm to end the inning.

AROUND THE LEAGUE

After the sweep, Tri-City moves within two games of Spokane in the North Division. The Indians travel to Vancouver for three games this weekend. Spokane took two out of three from the Canadians to open the season.

NEXT GAME AT AVISTA STADIUM

The Indians head on the road for three games with the Vancouver Canadians before returning to Avista Stadium on Monday, July 1st to square off with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. Monday is 90s Night & Field of Green Sweepstakes presented by Wittkopf Landscapes Supplies, KISS 98.1, and 590 KQNT. Wear your favorite overalls, track suit, or grunge tee and bring the 90s back to Avista Stadium! The best 90s hits will be playing all night long and make sure to brush up on your 90s trivia! Sign-up at the game as one fan will also win a yard makeover courtesy of Wittkopf Landscape Supplies. The winner will win the professional services of the Spokane Indians award-winning grounds crew for a day, plus yard tips that will keep your yard looking healthy and new. Gates open at 5:30 PM with first pitch at 6:30 PM. Tickets for all Spokane Indians home game are available to purchase at the Avista Stadium Ticket Office or atSpokaneIndians.com. Reserve your seats today by calling (509) 343-OTTO (6886) or TicketsWest at 1-800-325-SEAT.

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

View More