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Indians Beat Dust Devils to Snap Skid on 4th of July Fireworks Night

July 5, 2018 - Northwest League (NWL) - Spokane Indians News Release

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Indians snapped their six-game losing streak, defeating the Tri-City Dust Devils 5-2 in front of a standing room only crowd of 7,001 on 4th of July Fireworks Night presented by NAPA Auto Parts, KREM 2, and 98.9 KKZX.

After losing all five games in Hillsboro over the weekend, the Indians were happy to be back in the friendly confines of Avista Stadium. They immediately struck for a two-out rally in the first inning. After back-to-back base hits from Jonah McReynolds and Curtis Terry, Tanner Gardner knocked a two-run single to give Spokane a 2-0 lead. A bases loaded walk to Isaias Quiroz a couple batters later would chase Dust Devils starter Adrian Martinez after just 0.2 innings, and Spokane held a 3-0 lead after one.

The Indians would add on in the bottom of the third with another two-out hit. Cristian Inoa smacked an RBI double to right, scoring Curtis Terry and extending the lead to 4-0.

Jake Latz (W, 1-1) pitched five strong innings for Spokane. His only mistake was a two-run homer off the bat of Aldemar Burgos. Latz finished the night giving up just the two runs and striking out four to pick up his first professional win.

The Indians got an insurance run in the fifth. Austin O'Banion drove in Curtis Terry with a sacrifice fly to extend the lead, 5-2. The heart of the order of McReynolds, Terry, and Gardner combined for five hits and all five runs scored for Spokane.

The Indians' bullpen shut down the Dust Devils from there. David Lebron twirled three no-hit innings. He's given up just one earned run in 10 innings to start the season. Emmanuel Clase bounced back from his blown save on Saturday and pitched a perfect ninth inning to pick up his second save of the season.

Spokane goes for back-to-back wins on Thursday night for Fireworks Night presented by Your Local Toyota Dealers and 103.1 KCDA. If you didn't get a chance to see fireworks for the 4th of July, we have you covered! Catch another spectacular fireworks show after the game. The game starts at 6:30 PM with gates opening at 5:30 PM. Tickets for all Spokane Indians home games are available to purchase at the Avista Stadium Ticket Office or at Reserve your seats today by calling (509) 343-OTTO (6886) or TicketsWest at 1-800-325-SEAT.

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