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Spokane Indians Pregame: Second of a three-game set against Tri-City

UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 4:27 p.m.

The Spokane Indians (7-13) take on the Tri-City Dust Devils (9-11) in the second of a three-game Northwest League series at Avista Stadium at 6:30 p.m.

Indians righty Tia Tiedemann (0-2, 4.76) faces RHP Cole Bellinger (1-1, 5.73).

Tiedemann is still in search of his first win of the season. He is coming off back-to-back losses but allowed just two earned runs in his last start at Hillsboro on June 29. He’s also had four strikeouts in each of his previous two outings.

Bellinger, the brother of Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger, earned his first pro win on June 17 with five shutout innings against Salem-Keizer. The last two times out haven’t been as solid: he’s allowed seven runs on eight hits and six walks over six innings.

Lineup: 1) CF J.P. Martinez; 2) 3B Tyler Depreta-Johnson; 3) SS Diosbel Arias; 4) DH Curtis Terry; 5) LF Tanner Gardner; 6) RF Starling Joseph; 7) 2B Cristian Inoa; 8) 1B Hasuan Viera; 9) C Scott Kapers.

Player to watch: INF Diosbel Arias leads the club in five offensive categories: Average (.365), hits (223), doubles (six), on-base percentage (.444) and runs (17). Arias has hit in seven of his last eight games, including four multi-hit games.

Tri-City top prospects: C Blake Hunt (2nd round/2017), INF Owen Miller (3rd/2018), OF Grant Little (2nd/2018), OF Mason House (3rd/2017), RHP Sam Keating (4th/2017), RHP Dylan Coleman (4th/2018).

Last night: Tanner Gardner went 2 for 4 with a two-run single in a three-run first inning and the Indians (7-13) beat the visiting Dust Devils (9-11) to snap a six-game skid

Curtis Terry went 2 for 4 with three runs and Cristian Inoa added an RBI double.

Starter Jake Latz (1-1) struck out four over five innings and allowed two runs on five hits and one walk.

Aldemar Burgos had a two-run homer for Tri-City.

Transactions: None.

Promotion: Didn’t get a chance to see fireworks on the 4th of July? Now you have a second chance on the 5th of July! Catch a spectacular fireworks show after the game.

Weather: Game time – Sunny, 92. Final out – Clear, 76.

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