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Blanchette column: The grass is always greener for David Yearout

The groundskeeper’s dirty little secret? His yard might not always be ready for its closeup in Better Homes and Gardens. Read more

Hulett, Woodward to manage in World Classic qualifying

Tim Hulett, manager of Class A Spokane in the Texas Rangers’ organization, will manage the Philippines in qualifying next month for the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Play takes place from Feb. 11-14 in Sydney, Australia. Read more

Tim Hulett will return for 10th season as Spokane Indians manager

Tim Hulett, the longest-tenured manager in Spokane Indians history, will return for his 10th season, the parent Texas Rangers announced Thursday. Read more

Minor league homer king Mike Hessman announces retirement

Minor league home run king Mike Hessman says he is retiring as a player and will pursue a career as a coach. Read more

Sunday briefs

Alexis Olgard, the former Mead High and USC star, has taken her spiking and digging to Manila, Philippines, for her second professional volleyball season. Read more

Spokane Indians lose season finale

PASCO – The Spokane Indians’ season came to an end with a 9-2 loss to the Tri-City Dust Devils on Sunday night. The Indians struck out 15 times. Tri-City starter Emmanuel Ramirez fanned 10 in five innings. Read more

Indians drop season finale

The Spokane Indians’ season came to an end with a 9-2 loss to the Tri-City Dust Devils on Sunday night. Read more

Blog matters: Spokane Indians depart Avista after odd summer

Friday: The Spokane Indians bid adieu Thursday to what was a strange Northwest League season at Avista Stadium. The summer at Avista Stadium included searing temperatures, often 90 degrees or hotter, dust storms and smoky air that was so unhealthy that the Indians had to postpone a game. Read more

Dust Devils’ three-run fourth inning sinks Spokane Indians

PASCO – Angel Mejia pitched six solid innings and Justin Pacchioli highlighted a three-run fourth with a two-run single Saturday as the Tri-City Dust Devils romped past the Spokane Indians 8-2 at Gesa Stadium. Mejia (6-3) allowed six hits and one earned run, striking out seven and walking one. Elvin Liriano and Wilson Santos followed and combined on three innings of one-hit shutout ball. Read more

Indians get just three hits in loss to Tri-City

The Spokane Indians managed just three hits and fell to the Tri-City Dust Devils 8-0 in the opener of a season-ending three-game set Friday night at Gesa Stadium in Pasco. A trio of Tri-City pitchers shut down Spokane. Adrian De Horta started and went five innings, giving up two hits while striking out six. Nathan Foriest and Phil Maton threw two innings apiece to complete the shutout. Read more

Indians end bizarre year at Avista Stadium

The Spokane Indians bid adieu Thursday to what was a strange Northwest League season at Avista Stadium. Read game story Read more

Tyler Davis, Spokane Indians bullpen dominant in 4-1 win over Everett AquaSox

Tyler Davis and the Spokane Indians have taken their share of lumps this Northwest League season, but all of that was pushed aside Thursday. Davis (3-1) pitched six no-hit innings and the Indians finished with a two-hitter as they closed out their home schedule at Avista Stadium with a 4-1 victory over North Division second-half champion Everett. Read more

Indians’ elimination loss was even worse

A scoring change after Wednesday’s marathon game ended put the Indians in a worse light. Read story Read more

Indians’ Lanphere goes out in style

Spokane Indians starter Luke Lanphere was sharp in his final outing of the Northwest League regular season. Read story Read more

Sherman Lacrus, Connor McKay rally Indians to victory

Sherman Lacrus can go home now, but he and the Spokane Indians proved Tuesday that they won’t leave without a fight. Lacrus hit his first home run of the season to force extra innings and Connor McKay won the game with an RBI single in the 10th as the Indians avoided postseason elimination with a 7-6 comeback win over Everett at Avista Stadium. Read more

Spokane Indians on brink of elimination after loss to Vancouver

The Vancouver Canadians scored three unearned runs in the sixth to overtake the Spokane Indians 3-2 on Sunday in the final game of a four-game Northwest League series at Avista Stadium. With the loss and Everett’s win over Tri-City, the Indians’ elimination number is down to one. Read more

Vancouver takes finale from Indians

The Vancouver Canadians scored three unearned runs in the sixth to overtake the Spokane Indians 3-2 on Sunday in the final game of a four-game Northwest League series at Avista Stadium. Read more

Indians had scenario they wanted in eighth

The Spokane Indians won Saturday’s Northwest League game in the 12th inning, but everything was in place for them to win it in the eighth. Read story Read more

Darius Day wins it for Spokane Indians in 12th

Darius Day claimed he’d never had a walk-off hit at any level. Maybe it’s appropriate that Day had the winning hit on an evening in which the Spokane Indians and Vancouver Canadians couldn’t seize their multiple opportunities. Read more

Nothing comes easily for Indians

Even when they finished with a one-hitter, the Spokane Indians had to hold on in the seventh inning of Friday’s Game 2 at Avista Stadium. Read story Read more

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