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Canadians end Indians’ win streak

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Tayler Saucedo pitched six scoreless innings and the Vancouver Canadians ended the Spokane Indians’ winning streak at three games with a 5-1 Northwest League victory Friday.

Saucedo (1-1) gave up three hits and one walk. Stuart Holmes pitched an inning of relief before Michael Kraft gave up the Indians’ only run in his two innings.

Leon Byrd’s bases-loaded sacrifice fly scored Connor McKay with Spokane’s lone run in the fifth inning. With no outs, McKay and Doug Votolato walked and LeDarious Clark singled to load the bases. After Byrd’s RBI flyball, Dylan Moore popped out and, after a passed ball put runners on second and third, Jamie Potts was called out on strikes.

The Canadians scored twice in the third and added single runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings.

Cole Wiper (0-3) took the loss, giving up five hits and one walk over five innings while striking out seven. Emerson Martinez gave up four hits, two walks and two runs in two innings while striking out one. Kohsuke Tomita fanned two in a scoreless ninth inning.

The Indians dropped to 4-5 in the NWL’s second half while Vancouver improved to 4-5.

The two teams conclude their three-game series tonight before the Indians return home to open an eight-game homestand Sunday.

The only runs Vancouver would need came in the third. Earl Burl III led off with a single and stole second base. He scored on Josh Reavis’ single with Reavis advancing to second on Clark’s throwing error. Reavis moved to third on a groundout and scored on a wild pitch.

The Canadians added to the score in the fifth when Reavis came home on Justin Atkinson’s sacrifice fly, in the sixth when Carl Wise’s infield hit scored Ryan Hissey, and in the seventh when Atkinson scored on the front end of a double steal of second and home.

No Indians batter had more than one hit. Spokane committed two errors and Wiper threw three wild pitches.