VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Vancouver Canadians did the Wise thing on Saturday night.
Carl Wise drove in every run – with a two-out, two-run double in the fourth inning and a two-out, two-run single in the eighth – as Vancouver defeated the Spokane Indians 3-1 to cap a three-game Northwest League series at Nat Bailey Stadium.
Vancouver won the series 2-1 to join Tri-City and Everett in a first-place tie in the North Division at 5-5. The Indians are 4-6.
Dillon Tate, the Texas Rangers’ top selection during June’s draft, made his second appearance of the season for Spokane. He pitched a perfect first inning, striking out two. His other outing was June 26, a scoreless first at Salem-Keizer.
Darius Day scored Spokane’s run in the fourth on Sherman Lacrus’ double-play grounder.
Joe Palumbo relieved for Tate and worked four innings of five-hit ball, surrendering fourth-inning doubles to Ryan Hissey and Wise.
Wise grounded his winning single to left field against Jason Richman with the bases loaded. Richman relieved Dan Scheibe (0-1) with one out and runners on second and third after an infield error.
Seth Lintz made his Indians debut, coaxing the final out in the eighth.