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Indians snap long losing streak

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Julio Santana went 3 for 5 with a pair of RBIs as the Spokane Indians snapped a nine-game losing streak by beating the Everett AquaSox 10-2 Tuesday night in Everett.

Spokane starting pitcher Jesse Hall was knocked out of the game after just two batters. Luis Valbuena hit a line shot that hit Hall in the left side of the head.

Hall was removed from the game, and spent the night in Providence Medical Center for precautionary reasons. Hall had a bump, a scrape and a headache, but no flowing blood and never lost consciousness. He watched the rest of the game from the dugout before checking into the hospital.

He was picked up by strong efforts from David Smith, who went 4 2/3 of scoreless relief, and Tom Van Buskirk (1-0) , who went three innings allowing just one run and picking up the win.

The win snapped a dubious streak. The nine-game losing streak Spokane brought into the game was just the fifth such streak in team history.

The last team to lose as many as nine in a row was the 1962 squad, which lost a franchise-record 13 in a row.

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