Tri-City Comes Up Short in Pitchers' Duel - SWX Right Now-Sports for Spokane, CdA, Tri-Cities, WA

Tri-City Comes Up Short in Pitchers' Duel

Posted: Updated:

By Tri-City Dust Devils

The Tri-City Dust Devils lost their first home series in the month of July, losing the series finale to the Spokane Indians 2-1 Thursday night at Gesa Stadium. Despite eight hits on the night, Tri-City was able to push just one run across the plate and dropped to 8-9 in one-run games this season.

 

After both teams scored early, with a run apiece in the first inning, the offenses struggled to turn base runners into runs. Four of the Dust Devils' (1-2 second half, 19-22 overall) eight hits came from the duo of first baseman Miguel De Leon and catcher Tom Murphy, each of whom went 2-for-4 on the night. De Leon drove in the lone Dust Devils run on the night in the first inning. The game-deciding run for the Indians (2-1, 14-27) came in the sixth inning, off of Dust Devils starting pitcher Peter Tago, when designated hitter Joe Maloney singled home third baseman Ryan Rua to give Spokane the 2-1 lead.

 

Tri-City starting pitcher Tago (2-5) had another quality outing, but failed to get the run support to prevent himself from taking the loss, his fifth of the season. Tago threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on eight hits while striking out two and walking none. Relievers Josh Slaats and Mike Wolford combined to work the final 2 1/3 innings, not allowing a run.

 

Spokane starting pitcher John Kukuruda allowed one run, unearned, on three hits over four innings on the mound. Righty Eric Brooks (2-1) earned his second win of the year, throwing four shutout innings of relief for the Indians.

 

  • Local Sports from SWXLocal Sports from SWXMore>>

  • 2014 High School Football Schedule on SWX

    HS Football Broadcasts

    Check inside to see the broadcast lineup for the 2014 high school football season on SWX! This year promises to be the best year yet for SWX, with games viewable in HD in many areas around the region.More >>
    Check inside to see the broadcast lineup for the 2014 high school football season on SWX! This year promises to be the best year yet for SWX, with games viewable in HD in many areas around the region.
    More >>
  • Dialed In: Breaking Down UW, WSU And The Pac-12

    Dialed In: Breaking Down UW, WSU And The Pac-12

    SWXRightNow.com -- SWX's Neil Stover invited Tacoma News Tribune University of Washington beat writer Christian Caple and the Spokesman-Review's Washington State beat man Jacob Thorpe into the Fasteners Sports Studio to breakdown both football programs and where they slot into the Pac-12 Conference.More >>
    SWXRightNow.com -- SWX's Neil Stover invited Tacoma News Tribune University of Washington beat writer Christian Caple and the Spokesman-Review's Washington State beat man Jacob Thorpe into the Fasteners Sports Studio to breakdown both football programs and where they slot into the Pac-12 Conference.More >>
  • Seahawks' Wilson, 49ers' Kaepernick Earn Cover Places

    Seahawks' Wilson, 49ers' Kaepernick Earn Cover Places

    SWXRightNow.com -- The rivalry between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks found its way onto one of Sports Illustrated's four regional NFL Preview covers that hit newsstands this week in the form of quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson.More >>
    SWXRightNow.com -- The rivalry between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks found its way onto one of Sports Illustrated's four regional NFL Preview covers that hit newsstands this week in the form of quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and SWXRN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.