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Alfaro Provides Fireworks in 4th of July Victory

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Spokane, WA—Catcher Jorge Alfaro broke out his slump in a big way, smashing a go-ahead two-run home run in the 5th inning, and sending a sellout crowd of 6,857 home happy from 4th of July Fireworks presented Xfinity, as Spokane defeated Tri-City 6-4.
 
Alfaro, who hadn't hit a home run since Opening Day, turned on a fastball from Dust Devils reliever Rafael Suarez (0-1) and deposited it over the left field wall, scoring Trever Adams and breaking up a 4-4 tie. Indians starter Santo Perez (3-0) picked up the win after pitching five effective innings, and lefty Chris Hanna locked up his first save of the season, pitching four innings of one-hit baseball.
 
It was another great night for the Spokane offense, as all but one of the Indians starters had a base hit. Guillermo Pimentel and Braxton Lane each had two hits, and Zach Cone, Drew Robinson, and Alfaro tallied RBI's in the win.
 
The comeback victory pulled Spokane into a tie with Tri-City and Boise for first place in the Northwest League Eastern Division, with the Indians and Dust Devils set to play two more at Avista Stadium this week.

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