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Spokane Indians blow three-run lead, lose 4-3 in 10 innings at Eugene

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

EUGENE – The Eugene Emeralds scored runs in each of the last four innings, including the game-winner on Kyle Keith’s bases-loaded wild pitch in the 10th, as the Spokane Indians fell 4-3 on Sunday evening.

The loss dropped the Indians out of first place in the North Division of the Northwest League, which takes a three-day break for Tuesday’s all-star game against the Pioneer League in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Spokane is 0-4 in extra-inning games.

The Indians went up 2-0 in the fourth. Starling Joseph, who led off with a double, scored on Tanner Gardner’s bunt single with Gardner eventually scoring on Isaias Quiroz’s infield hit.

The lead was 3-0 after Troy Dixon singled to score Hasuan Viera, who had walked.

Indians starter Tai Tiedemann left in the seventh after walking leadoff batter Jonathan Sierra, who scored on a two-out single by Luis Vazquez to make it 3-1. Tiedemann gave up three hits and two walks while striking out five in his six innings.

Eugene got within 3-2 in the eighth after Andy Weber led off with a double and scored on a two-out single by Sierra.

The Emeralds tied the game with two out in the ninth when Vazquez scored from second after first baseman Viera was pulled off the bag by second baseman Tyler Depreta-Johnson’s throw on Levi Jordan’s grounder.

The Indians, 7-6 in the second half, open a five-game home stand at Boise on Thursday before returning home for three against Everett.


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