EVERETT – The Spokane Indians fell short in their bid to reach the .500 mark on Tuesday night.
Wellington Dotel doubled home Joseph Dunigan with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning to propel the Everett AquaSox to a 2-1 victory in Northwest League play.
Spokane (29-31) still leads the East Division by 1 1/2 games over Boise (28-33). The Hawks lost 4-3 at Vancouver, British Columbia.
Tommy Hunter (1-2), who replaced Indians starter Derek Holland to start the seventh inning, was saddled with the loss. Hunter allowed one run on three hits in two innings of work. Holland tossed six innings and allowed one run on two hits while striking out 10.
Everett (26-35) took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third – scoring its only run off Holland on Edilio Colina’s two-out RBI single.
The Indians bounced back to tie the game in the top of the fourth. Jonathan Greene drew a leadoff walk, took second on a wild pitch and advanced to third on a groundout by Mitchell Moreland. Renny Osuna knocked in Greene with a two-out single.
Spokane had the tying run on third base with two outs in the top of the ninth but failed to score.
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