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Three-run fourth helps Yakima defeat Indians

YAKIMA – Derrick Stultz pitched five solid innings and the Yakima Bears took control with a three-run fourth inning Friday to defeat the Spokane Indians 6-1 in Northwest League play at County Stadium.

Stultz (1-1) allowed three hits and one earned run, striking out five and walking three. Victor Acosta and Enrique Burgos followed with two scoreless innings apiece.

The Bears seized a 4-1 lead in the fourth against C.J. Edwards (1-2). With two outs, Mark Ginther had an RBI single to center field, Michael Lang followed with an RBI double to left, and Josh Parr lined an RBI single to right.

Royce Bolinger (Gonzaga University) drove in Spokane’s run with a one-out single to right in the first. Bolinger has an 18-game hitting streak, the Indians’ longest in nearly 20 years.