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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883


Indians’ elimination loss was even worse

A scoring change after Wednesday's marathon game ended put the Indians in a worse light. Read story

Spokane was originally credited with six errors during its 12-inning setback against Everett.

After consulting with the managers after the game, the official scorekeeper added an error to Spokane's ledger: Drew Jackson's sixth-inning grounder that went through the legs of Indians third baseman Leon Byrd.

That gave Spokane six errors by its infield: three by Byrd, one by second baseman Travis Demeritte, one by Yeyson Yrizarri, who was the shortstop until Byrd shifted to that position in the eighth, and one by Ti'Quan Forbes, who took over at third in the eighth and immediately made an error. Catcher Sherman Lacrus also had a throwing error when Jackson stole second base in the sixth.

Spokane pitchers had only allowed two earned runs (out of five) until Dario Beltre struggled in the 12th.

Demeritte, just added to Spokane's roster after serving an 80-game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance, had an Indians debut to forget. He finished 1 for 6 with four of the Indians' 19 strikeouts on the night.

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

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