BOISE – Danny Edgeworth ended Scott Engler’s shutout bid in the sixth inning with a bases-clearing double and the Boise Hawks went on to a 7-1 Northwest League victory over the Spokane Indians on Sunday.
Engler (2-5) gave up only three hits without a walk through five innings but after he got the first out of the sixth, the Hawks loaded the bases on a walk and two singles before Edgeworth’s big blow that chased Engler.
Edgeworth scored from third for Boise’s fourth run of the inning after a teammate was tagged out in a rundown as part of a double-steal attempt.
The Hawks sealed the outcome with a three-run homer by Willie MacIver off Werner Leal with one out in the eighth.
The Indians scored their only run in the sixth when Julio Pablo Martinez led off with a walk and scored from third on Diosbel Arias’ two-out single. The RBI was Arias’ 31st, fourth in the league and second to teammate and NWL leader Curtis Terry (40).
Francisco Ventura had two of the Indians’ six hits, all singles.
Each team has won two games in the five-game series with the rubber game Monday night in Boise. The Indians then return for a three-game series with the Everett AquaSox before hitting the road again for six games.
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