PASCO – Jamie Potts and Dylan Moore hit back-to-back home runs in the top of the 10th inning and the Spokane Indians turned a seven-inning pitching duel into a 6-4 extra-inning slugfest victory over the Tri-City Dust Devils Sunday night.
Despite the loss, the Dust Devils (22-16) still finished as the Northwest League North champion, thanks to Everett’s loss to Vancouver.
Tri-City held the tiebreaker over Everett after winning the first-half series two games to one.
Dust Devils’ outfielder Jose Carlos Urena’s two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth gave Tri-City a 3-1 lead, but the Indians scored three runs mixing four singles and a sacrifice fly to take a 4-3 lead going into the bottom of the ninth.
Unfortunately, the Indians weren’t able to keep the Dust Devils off the scoreboard as Spokane reliever Emerson Martinez walked in a run with the bases loaded sending the game into extra innings.
Tri-City left the tying runs on base in its half of the 10th inning.
Spokane (19-19) finishes the first half in third place, three games back.
Shortstop Yeyson Yrizarri had three hits, drove in the first two Spokane runs, and scored a run.
Cole Wiper’s third straight start giving up one run or less went for naught. Wiper pitched five innings with two strikeouts and three hits allowed.
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