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Vancouver shuts out Spokane

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Vancouver Canadians Michael Madsen and Brad Kilby faced two batters more than the minimum Friday afternoon while shutting out the Spokane Indians 2-0 in Northwest League baseball at Nat Bailey Stadium.

Madsen (4-0), an Ohio State product who entered the game with an earned run average of 1.38, allowed two hits in eight innings, struck out six and walked none. Kilby worked a perfect ninth inning for his ninth save, No. 2 in the NWL.

Madsen retired 16 consecutive batters after Steve Murphy’s two-out single to center field in the first. German Duran doubled to left to lead off the seventh, but Madsen stranded him at third base.

Spokane had just three hits against Vancouver on Thursday, but won 2-1. Friday’s shutout loss was Spokane’s second of the season.

Indians starter Doug Mathis (2-5) allowed three hits and one earned run in six innings, with four strikeouts and no walks.

Shawn Callahan drove in the winning run in the second with a two-out triple that glanced off the glove of right fielder John Mayberry Jr. Ty Bubalo, who had doubled to open the inning, scored on the play.

Ezekiel Parraz provided insurance for the Canadians with a two-out RBI single in the seventh off reliever Juan Carlos Garcia.

The 2-hour, 9-minute game was the shortest of the season for both teams.

Vancouver (28-16) retained its West Division lead. Spokane (20-24) maintained its one-game lead in the East Division after Boise and Tri-City both suffered defeats in night games.

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