Anderson Tejeda drives in winner, also homers in Spokane Indians 8-7 win over Everett
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016
EVERETT – A day after the Everett AquaSox rallied in the ninth to beat Spokane, the Indians returned the favor with Anderson Tejeda driving in his fourth run of the game with a bunt single in the final inning for an 8-7 victory on Sunday.
Tejada, who earlier hit his eighth home run in his 22nd game with the Indians, popped a bunt over the head of Everett pitcher Thomas Burrows to bring in Leody Taveras. Taveras had led off the ninth with a single and went to third on Blaine Prescott’s hit-and-run single.
Garrett Brummett pitched a perfect bottom of the ninth with two strikeouts to get his first professional save. Johan Juan (2-2), the fifth of six Indians pitchers, got the win despite giving up two runs in the eighth that tied the game.
The Indians took a 3-2 lead in the second on Todd McDonald’s third home run of the year that came with two outs.
Spokane added two runs in the third on Tejeda’s deep shot over the netting in right field following Blaine Prescott’s single.
The Indians scored two more runs in the fourth on RBI singles by Prescott and Tejeda, who both had three hits.
The AquaSox came back with three runs in the fourth and two in the eighth to tie.
The teams conclude the regular season Monday before facing off again in Everett on Wednesday in the opener of their best-of-3 Northwest League division series.
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