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Indians Lost Second Straight; Emeralds Win 8-4

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Spokane, WA—Spokane jumped out to an early 3-0 lead over Eugene, but the Indians pitching staff faltered as the Emeralds defeated Spokane 8-4 in front of a sold-out crowd of 6,855 fans at Avista Stadium for Yoke's $1 Family Feast Night presented by Yoke's Fresh Market and 92.9 ZZU.
 
The Indians scored three runs in the second inning on a Eugene error and a two-run double to centerfield from Drew Robinson, but the lead proved to be short lived.
 
Spokane starter Victor Payano (1-5) worked out of trouble in the first two innings, but couldn't in the third, allowing four runs on fours hits as the Emeralds built a 4-3 lead that they would not relinquish.
 
Reliever Arlett Mavare made his Indians debut after arriving in Spokane early in the afternoon, pitching 3.1 innings while allowing just one run and striking out two.
 
Edwin Garcia's RBI groundout in the fifth plated Rougned Odor, who reached on a triple to deep right-centerfield, to round out the Indians scoring.

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