The Hillsboro Hops, a first-year franchise, are 8-25 against the rest of the Northwest League but 2-0 against the Spokane Indians. Spokane has outhit Hillsboro 17-14 during the first two games of the five-game series while being outscored 12-5, including Friday night's 7-2 setback. Four Indians pitchers combined to hold Hillsboro to five hits, but the Hops scored six runs in the second inning with the help of three walks, a wild pitch and a hit batter. All of this came after Spokane doubled twice in its second without scoring. It was reminiscent of Thursday's game, when the Indians loaded the bases with no out in the first inning but didn't score. Spokane has scored two runs of less in seven of its last nine games. The Indians are 10-7 against teams from the South Division after starting the season 9-2. Spokane has also dropped five of its last six road games. Read story
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