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Dewees, Emeralds Upset Indians, 6-4

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Donnie Dewees hit a two-run homer and an RBI double to help Eugene beat the Indians. Donnie Dewees hit a two-run homer and an RBI double to help Eugene beat the Indians.

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Spokane Indians held a 3-2 lead for three frames, but a four-run seventh inning for the Eugene Emeralds was enough to lift them to a 6-4 win at Avista Stadium on Thursday night.

The Indians (20-22) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first to start the scoring. Spokane's LeDarious Clark led off with a walk and Yeyson Yrizarri singled to put two men on, after a wild pitch advanced the runners, Dylan Moore skied a deep sacrifice fly to center field to put the first run on the board. Jamie Potts ripped an RBI single to right to make it 2-0. 

The lead lasted until the top of the third. Emeralds (20-22) center fielder Donnie Dewees followed Kevonte Mitchell's bloop double to extend the inning with a two-run homer to right field to tie things up. 

Spokane loaded the bases to end Ryan Kellogg's night in the bottom of the third. Adbert Alzolay came on in relief and only allowed a sac fly from Tyler Sanchez to give the Indians the 3-2 lead, setting the Spokane batters down 1-2-3 to end the threat. 

Alzolay went on to pitch six scoreless innings to stifle an Indians team that looked like it was going to have success at the dish on the warm summer evening. 

Peter Fairbanks gave way to Dario Beltre in line for the Spokane win after only giving up two runs over six innings, striking out three. But it wasn't Beltre's night. 

The Indians reliever was charged with all four Eugene runs in the top of the seventh and had to be replaced before the frame could be closed. Beltre gave up a pair of singles to start the rally, but was able to get two outs in order on the sacrifice bunt to move the runners and an RBI groundout from Mitchell to tie things up.

Dewees did the damage again. The Emeralds lead-off man hit an RBI double to center to take the lead, and he came in to score a few moments later on a Frandy Delarosa single. Delarosa stole second and was plated by Andrew Ely's single before Indians manager Tim Hulett had enough and pulled Beltre. Ashton Perrit came in to close out the inning and stop the bleeding.

Spokane was able to tack on a run in the bottom of the ninth, but it was too little too late. 

Both teams will meet again tomorrow night at Avista Stadium live on SWX at 6:30 p.m. PT.

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