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Everett turns back Indians in season debut

The Spokane Indians fell behind 5-0 in the third inning Friday and fell short of a comeback during a 6-4 setback to the Everett AquaSox as the 2013 Northwest League season began at Avista Stadium. First-round draft selection Alex Gonzalez struggled for the Indians, who were held to four hits. Read story

Indians manager Tim Hulett was upbeat after the defeat, speaking to reporters while fireworks exploded beyond the fence in center field.

“We could have folded pretty easily,” Hulett said of the quick 5-0 deficit. “I think they had butterflies early. In the fourth inning we settled down, scored a run, and everything worked great for us after that.”

Everett catcher Carlton Tanabe said he remains positive despite finding himself in the Northwest League for his fifth season as a professional.

“You can't (get down) because baseball will eat you up alive,” he said. “I know I have to come down here with a positive attitude and play hard. … It felt good tonight. It was nice to get on the field and play in front of all these people.”

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