SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Indians were looking for their first five-game winning streak of the season on Monday. The Tri-City Dust Devils made sure that didn't happen. Tri-City used an early six run outburst and held on late to end the Indians' winning streak with a 6-5 victory on Christmas in July Night presented by Wake Up Call and 105.7 NOW FM.
- Luis Asuncion had his best game in Spokane. The outfielder went 3-for-4 and was a homer shy of the cycle. It was his first three-hit game of the season and it boosted his average up to .290 on the year.
- It was only appropriate that on the night of the MLB Home Run Derby, the Spokane Indians Home Run Derby champion blasted one out of the park. Maxwell Morales launched a tworun shot in the fourth, his second of the season.
- Joe Corbett threw two scoreless innings from the bullpen, increasing his scoreless streak to six innings since joining Spokane. He has 10 strikeouts in those six frames.
By the Numbers
- In Spokane's 12 home games, they have allowed zero ninth inning runs, and just one in the eighth inning.
- TriCity stole four more bases on Monday. They are second in the Northwest League and have two of the top four individual base stealers in Reinaldo Ilarraza and Jordy Barley.
- After a scoreless first start, John Matthews has given up five runs in two innings his past two outings.
After Asuncion's two-run single cut the lead to 6-5, Spokane had the tying run at first in the bottom of the seventh and two outs. Tri-City would strike out six of the final seven Indians' hitters to seal the victory.
Around the League
Spokane's loss paired with an Everett win pulls the AquaSox within a game of the Indians for first place in the NWL North Division. Tri-City is two games back in the division with 13 games remaining in the first half of the season. Spokane plays Tri-City four more times and Everett six times in those final 13 games.
NEXT HOME GAME AT AVISTA STADIUM
The Indians conclude their three-game series with the Tri-City Dust Devils on Tuesday, July 9th for Baseball Cap Giveaway & Azteca Taco Tuesday presented Pepsi and The Inlander. The first 1,000 fans and all Banner Bank Diamond Club Members in attendance will receive a FREE Spokane Indians Baseball Cap courtesy of Pepsi and The Inlander. Plus, select team store caps will be 10% off. Get a $2 taco for Azteca Taco Tuesday and stick around after the game for Circle the Bases courtesy of Dairy Queen! 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 at SpokaneIndians.com. Reserve your seats today by calling (509) 343-OTTO (6886) or TicketsWest at 1-800-325-SEAT.
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