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Spokane Indians fall to Eugene in 12 innings for sixth straight loss

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 10:11 p.m.

EUGENE – Rafael Narea hit a walk-off single in the 12th inning to lead the Eugene Emeralds past Spokane 2-1 on Sunday for the Indians’ sixth straight loss.

The Emeralds loaded the bases against Indians right-hander Ismel Lopez in the 12th on a pair of singles and a walk. Ramsey Romano, who came in as a pinch runner for Chris Carrier, scored the game-winning run from third after Narea singled to center field.

The Indians, 9-9 in second half of Northwest League play and 25-31 overall, scored their lone run in the first inning. With no outs and the bases loaded, Clay Middleton hit into a double play with Miguel Aparicio scoring from third.

The Emeralds (9-9, 30-26) didn’t answer until the ninth inning when Jared Young scored on a sacrifice fly by Gustavo Polanco.

The Emeralds outhit the Indians 10-4. Narea, Young and Polanco had two hits apiece for the Emeralds.

Aparicio led the Indians with a pair of singles in five at-bats.

The teams will play the fourth game in the five-game series Monday at 7:05 p.m.

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