The Spokane Indians (10-8) host the Everett AquaSox (9-9) in the first of a three-game Northwest League series at Avista Stadium at 6:30 p.m.
The Indians send RHP Tai Tiedemann (1-2, 4.43) against the AquaSox.
Tiedemann had one of his better outings of the season last time out against Eugene. The 6-foot-6 righty struck out five over six innings and allowed one earned run (three total) on three hits and two walks.
He hasn’t registered a decision since July 5 despite pitching more than five innings in three of the five starts.
Player to watch: 3B Diosbel Arias. Arias has hit in five straight and six of seven games. He’s hitting .361, second in the league of active players, and his .438 on-base percentage tops the circuit. Arias also has 31 RBIs, fifth in the league and second on the team behind Curtis Terry, who leads the league in RBIs, homers, total bases and slugging percentage.
Last night: Arias continued his quality season, going 4 for 4 with two walks and the Indians beat the Boise Hawks 6-3 in 10 innings in the finale of a five-game Northwest League series.
With Troy Dixon at second as free runner in the 10th inning, Tyler Depreta-Johnson looped one down the right field line that just stayed fair for a double and Dixon chugged home with the go-ahead run.
With one down, Jonah McReynolds reached on an error and Terry’s soft liner the other way plated Depreta-Johnson to make it 5-3.
Arias drew his second walk of the night and Kevin Mendoza came through with a sacrifice fly to plate another.
Dixon and Tyler Depreta-Johnson had three hits apiece in the game.
Promotion: Flash-forward to the future of the Texas Rangers as Indians players will be wearing special edition Texas Rangers caps that will be auctioned off during the game in a silent auction with proceeds benefiting the Special Olympics of Eastern Washington. After the game Circle the Bases.
Weather: Game time – Smoky, 86; Final out – Smoky, 73.
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