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TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013

Indians kick off second half with shutout loss

Wipe the slate clean, the second half of the Northwest League baseball season has arrived. The Spokane Indians and Vancouver Canadians are in the same boat, trying to join North Division first-half champion Everett in the postseason. To do so, Spokane, Vancouver (or Tri-City) would...

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FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013

Hops stop Indians for second time

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...

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THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013

Hops' big seventh inning sinks Spokane

The first meeting between the Spokane Indians and Hillsboro Hops went in the Hops' winning column, but Spokane definitely had its chances. The Indians rapped out 12 hits, tying their best effort in the last 10 games, but couldn't get the big hit when they...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013

Indians come through in eighth inning

Until the eighth inning Wednesday, it looked as if the game between the Spokane Indians and Tri-City Dust Devils would be decided by three throws from the outfield, all three of which worked to T-C's benefit. But the Indians came up with three hits and...

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TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013

Indians pitchers allow just 2 hits in victory

Spokane Indians pitchers David Ledbetter (3-0), Abel De Los Santos, Ryne Slack and Mike Zouzalik (third save) combined on a two-hitter Tuesday night to end the Tri-City Dust Devils' four-game winning streak with a 2-1 decision at Avista Stadium. The quartet combined to strike out...

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MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013

Dust Devils post first win over Spokane

The Tri-City Dust Devils have pulled off a quick turnaround since playing the Spokane Indians in Pasco on July 1-3. Spokane swept that series with scores of 3-1, 6-4 and 11-0 as the last-place Dust Devils fell to 6-14 overall and nine games behind Everett...

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SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013

Ledbetter twins at home with Rangers

Spokane Indians pitcher David Ledbetter and his identical twin Ryan were both drafted the Texas Rangers last month. David starts for the Indians and is expected to pitch Tuesday at home against Tri-City. Ryan is a reliever with the Rangers' team in the Arizona Rookie...

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Indians ends three-game losing skid

The Spokane Indians ended a three-game losing streak Sunday night with an 8-4 win at Salem-Keizer. The Volcanoes won the five-game Northwest League series 3-2. Spokane returns home Monday for the first of three games against the Tri-City Dust Devils before taking to the road...

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SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2013

Indians suffer second shutout of season

Until the past three days, the Spokane Indians had played well on the road and extremely well against Northwest League South Division team. That has changed with three consecutive losses against Salem-Keizer at Volcanoes Stadium, including Saturday's 6-0 setback. Spokane has been outscored 21-3 in...

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FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013

Indians drop second straight to Volcanoes

The Spokane Indians had been on a roll through Wednesday, when they opened a five-game Northwest League series at Salem-Keizer with a 4-3 win. That victory gave Spokane nine wins in 10 games. Salem-Keizer, however, showed why it's leading the South Division with two straight...

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THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013

Indians pitchers liberal with walks in defeat

The Spokane Indians had their three-game winning streak snapped Thursday night with a 9-1 loss at Salem-Keizer. The Indians issued 13 walks, including five during the Volcanoes' six-run fourth inning. Spokane starter Kelvin Vasquez (0-2) issued seven walks in three innings. The middle game of...

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MONDAY, JULY 8, 2013

Indians complete 4-1 series win over Eugene

The Spokane Indians have won two consecutive Northwest League series, capping their latest success with a 2-1 squeaker over Eugene on Monday night at Avista Stadium. The Indians, coming off a three-game sweep of Tri-City, won four of five against the Emeralds. It was the...

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SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013

Indians ride high with six-run eighth

The Spokane Indians left 13 runners runners on base through the first seven innings of Sunday afternoon's Northwest League baseball game against Eugene. Although they left two more stranded in the eighth, for a total of 15, it didn't matter in the end. Starting with...

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SATURDAY, JULY 6, 2013

Indians nearly overcome inconsistent play

The Spokane Indians were one swing away from extending their winning streak to seven games on Saturday night, but too many early-game blunders came back to haunt them. Spokane's four-run ninth inning wasn't enough in a 9-8 Northwest League loss to the Eugene Emeralds. Despite...

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FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2013

THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2013

Indians' bats wake up in late innings

If you left Thursday night's Northwest League game between the Spokane Indians and visiting Eugene Emeralds in the fifth inning (perhaps you're afraid of postgame fireworks), you got the wrong idea of how the evening would unfold. Through five innings, Eugene led Spokane 3-0 and...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013

Indians ends long homestand with setback

The Spokane Indians completed a significant homestand Thursday night with a 5-2 loss to Vancouver that left the team 5-6 for the season at Avista Stadium. The home cooking was mostly positive as Spokane won five of eight games against Boise and Vancouver to improve...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013

Indians gain win on error in 10th inning

It's been an interesting homestand for the Spokane Indians, starting with the five victories in seven games that have helped the Northwest League team creep closer (6-7) to .500 after starting the year 1-6. The first game of the homestand was rained out, forcing Spokane...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013

MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013

Garia does it again for streaking Indians

Make it four wins in a row for the Spokane Indians, who are moving their way up the Northwest League's North Division standings. Monday's 5-3 victory over Boise in 11 innings improved the Indians' record to 5-6 and put them just one game behind second-place...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013

Indians capture third consecutive win

The Spokane Indians started their Northwest League season 1-6, but they are now 4-6 after Sunday's 8-6 win over Boise at Avista Stadium. Spokane had been alone in last place in the North Division for five days, but the Indians ended the day tied with...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013

Homers hand Indians another home loss

Friday night's 4-1 loss to the Boise Hawks left the Spokane Indians with the worst record (1-6) in the Northwest League. The Indians are also the lone NWL team still seeking its first home victory. Friday's culprit was two Boise home runs that accounted for...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013

This Gretzky's goal is the World Series

The Spokane Indians and Boise Hawks were scheduled to begin a five-game Northwest League series Thursday night at Avista Stadium. Persistent rain and cold weather forced the Indians to call for a postponement about 3 hours before the 6:30 start. The Hawks made their way...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013

Struggling Indians come home for long homestand

Looking on the bright side, the Spokane Indians have only been outscored 30-28 through the first six games of the Northwest League season. But that doesn't reflect the Indians' record, which is 1-5 after Wednesday afternoon's 8-3 loss at Vancouver, British Columbia. In all five...

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