Casey Child homered in consecutive innings to rally the Boise Hawks to a come-from-behind 10-8 win over the Spokane Indians.
The loss leaves the Indians seven games behind the front-running Hawks.
Spokane jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning on Dermal Brown’s two-run double and Doug Blosser’s RBI single.
Boise came back with a pair of runs off of Spokane starter Kris Wilson in the bottom of the first.
The Indians added a run in the fourth when Rich Petrue led off with a double and scored on Joe Caruso’s groundout.
Spokane stretched the lead to 7-3 in the fourth inning.
Mike Brambilla singled and Jeremy Hill walked. Both came around to score on a throwing error by Boise pitcher Kris Williams on Petrue’s sacrifice bunt attempt. Petrue later scored on a groundout by Goefrey Tomlinson.
Boise added a run on a double play grounder to pull within three in the bottom of the fourth.
The Hawks then tied the score in the fifth. Child led off with his ninth home run of the season. A sacrifice fly from Ariel Delgado and Oscar Betancourt’s run-scoring single did the rest of the damage.
Child put Boise on top with a two-out solo homer in the sixth.
Boise scored twice in the eighth. Adam Leggett plated a run with a single and Child scored on a wild pitch.
Spokane’s final run came in the ninth on Mike Brambilla’s ground-out.
xxxx Tonight: Spokane Indians at Boise Hawks, 6:05.