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Indians Five Runs in the Fifth Too Much for Bears

August 18, 2011 - Northwest League (NWL) - Yakima Bears News Release

The Yakima Bears lost 9-2 to the Spokane Indians Wednesday night at Yakima County Stadium. The Indians snapped a seven-game losing streak with the win, while, even with the loss, the Bears finished the eight-game homestand with a 6-2 mark after winning both series.

Both starting pitchers had their moments Wednesday night. Indians starter Nick McBride retired 10 consecutive batters at one point, while Alex Capaul faced just three batters in five of his six innings of work.

McBride gave up a run in the first inning, as Garrett Weber hit a two-out single behind Danny Pulfer's one-out double to put the Bears in front 1-0. McBride then went on to pitch six scoreless innings after the first to earn his first win this season in the Northwest League.

Capaul had one bad inning, but it was the difference on the night. In the fourth inning the Indians sent 10 batters to the plate and scored five runs on six singles, a double, and a walk. Capaul fell to 2-2 on the season.

The Indians added another run off of reliever Drew Zizinia in the eighth inning. Zizinia gave up four hits, hit a batter, and threw two wild pitches, but allowed just the one run in two innings.

Miles Regan failed to record three outs in the ninth, allowing three runs while recording just two outs. Victor Acosta retired the final batter of the top of the ninth inning.

The Bears were able to push across a run in the ninth inning when Kerry Jenkins singled up the middle to score Henry Zabala, who had reached on a lead-off walk.

The Bears were outhit 15-8 in loss, with five Indians batters finishing with a multi-hit game. Zabala and Jenkins both with two hits on the night.

The Bears are still three-game back in the East Division standings after a loss Wednesday by first place Tri-City. The Bears go to Tri-City for the next three games, which are all scheduled for 7:15 starts. Thursday left-handed pitcher John Pedrotty is the scheduled starter for the Bears, while the Dust Devils have not announced a probable starter.

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