PASCO – For the second straight night Sunday the Spokane Indians used some eighth-inning magic to rally for a Northwest League victory against the Tri-City Dust Devils.
One night after scoring four times in the eighth en route to a 15-inning win, the Indians pushed across five runs to turn a one-run deficit into a 6-2 victory.
Kyle Murphy started the Indians’ rally with a leadoff double. Renny Osuna beat out a bunt to put runners at the corners. After Victor Barrios popped out, Jonathan Greene delivered a run-scoring double to tie the game and send Osuna to third. Ian Gac was walked intentionally to load the bases and Kenneth Smith singled to give Spokane a 3-2 lead. Steven Marquardt followed with a two-run single and Smith scored the final run on an errant throw by Tri-City’s Helder Velazquez.
Ryan Falcon (1-0) picked up the win for Spokane with 3 1/3 innings of shutout relief.
Spokane improved to 6-7, while Tri-City fell to 4-9.
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