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Indians Draw First Blood, Top Bears 5-1 in Game 1

September 7, 2010 - Northwest League (NWL) - Yakima Bears News Release

YAKIMA, Wash. - With two outs and the bases loaded in the seventh inning Andrew Clark hit a three-run single to help the Spokane Indians (1-0) pull away as they defeated the Yakima Bears (0-1) 5-1 in game one of the Northwest League East divisional series in front of 703 fans at County Stadium Monday night.

The Bears tied up the game in the bottom of the second inning on a Michael Weber sacrifice fly but then stranded runners on second and third with one out.

Jorge Marban (1-0) pitched 2 1/3 innings, allowing no runs on two hits to earn the victory in relief. Hale (0-1), who had given up just one earned run in 38 regular-season innings, allowed three runs on two hits while striking out one and walking two to suffer the loss.

Yakima went just 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position, stranding 10 runners on base.

The Bears will now travel to Spokane for game two of the best-of-three series Tuesday night at 6:35. Enrique Burgos is projected to start for Yakima against Randol Rojas for the Indians.

Playoff tickets for game one against of the Northwest League Championship Series are on sale now at the downtown Bears office at 17 N. 3rd Street, Suite 101 and online at You can catch every Bears game all season long on 1460 AM KUTI or listen online at

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