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Spokane Indians beat Boise Hawks on Cristian Inoa’s walk-off single

By Johnathan Curley For The Spokesman-Review

With two dramatic late-inning rallies, the Spokane Indians beat the Boise Hawks in walk-off fashion Monday night, 7-6, in front of 3,812 at Avista Stadium.

Spokane won the season-opening series 3-2.

The Indians’ first rally started with three runs in the seventh inning to erase a 4-1 deficit. Trailing 6-5 in the ninth, Spokane’s Miguel Aparicio drove in a run with a double and Cristian Inoa ended the game with an RBI single.

Boise right-handed starting pitcher Ryan Luna cruised through six innings while allowing one earned run and striking out four. Boise centerfielder JB Moss hit a bases-loaded double to bring home three runs and establish an early lead for Boise in the third inning.

Boise middle relief pitcher Mike Bunal began the seventh inning by allowing a leadoff single to Kole Enright, followed by a double and hit-by-pitch to load the bases with no outs. Centerfielder Aparicio stepped to the plate with one out and Bunal promptly threw a wild pitch and another pitch was ruled a passed ball. The Indians scored on both plays to pull within 4-3.

Inoa delivered a sacrifice fly to tie the score at 4. In the eighth inning, Spokane designated hitter Yohel Pozo launched a go-ahead home run for a 5-4 lead.

The lead wasn’t safe. Boise’s Jonathan Piron hit a two-run home run off Spokane’s Grant Zawadski to give the Hawks a 6-5 lead in the ninth. In the bottom half the Indians’ Kobie Taylor got a one-out single, with Aparicio doubling to right to bring Taylor home and tie the game. Inoa then singled to plate Aparicio with the winning run.

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