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Indians’ Forbes breaks through

The early stages of the Northwest League season have been difficult on Ti'Quan Forbes, but the Spokane Indians third baseman turned it around on Wednesday. Read game story

Forbes entered Wednesday's game with a batting average of .224 and just three extra-base hits (all doubles) in 58 at-bats. Worse, his play at third base has been erratic with eight errors, double what any other Indians player had committed.

Forbes singled, doubled, tripled and played errorless ball Wednesday as the Indians wrapped up their five-game home series against the Boise Hawks.

"One of the things we've talked about the last two days (with Forbes) is swinging until you see it's a ball," Indians manager Tim Hulett said. "He's been very nonaggressive, even defensively, so we're just trying to get him to step it up a little bit and be a little more aggressive."

In his previous 15 games, Forbes had registered only two games with multiple hits. On Wednesday, he had his second hit by the fourth inning.

"It's good to see that from him because he's been pretty down about how things have been going for him," Hulett said. "That's one of the things we've talked about is: You can't take your defense to the plate and you can't take your plate to the defense. But sometimes with 19-year-olds it takes a little bit for them to figure that out."

 



Chris Derrick
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