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Indians establish winning pattern

Baseball's conventional wisdom says winning teams play about .600 at home, .500 on the road and make a habit of winning series. The Spokane Indians have an early edge on the third goal. Read game story


Although the Indians (9-8) are just one game better than .500 after Saturday night's big comeback against visiting Boise, they set themselves up to start the Northwest League season with wins in four of five series.


The Indians opened the year with a 3-2 home series win over defending NWL champion Hillsboro. After getting swept at home 3-0 by Everett, which owns the league's top record, the Indians went on the road and defeated Salem-Keizer in three of five games and Vancouver in two of three.


Saturday's win gave the Indians an upper hand in their five-game series with Boise.


"We talk about that -- winning series," Indians manager Tim Hulett said. "You can’t win every game and if your perspective is to win every game, it’s going to be tough. But to win series is what we try to do. We’ve been good at it and this is a good start."



Chris Derrick
Chris Derrick joined The Spokesman-Review in 1990. He currently is a copy editor for the Sports Desk.

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