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Indians Get Come From Behind Win

Spokane, WA - It's not the most common way to grab a win, but the Spokane Indians aren't about to complain. With the game tied and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, leftfielder Saquan Johnson was hit by a pitch from AquaSox reliever Marcos Reyna (0-3), forcing in the winning run as Spokane trumped Everett 6-5 in front of 5,983 fans at Avista Stadium.

Trailing by a run heading into the eighth inning, the Indians knotted up the game at five on an RBI single from Christopher Garia. After Josh McElwee (1-1) struck out two Everett batters in a scoreless top of the ninth, Spokane concocted an unusual but effective rally.

Royce Bolinger, who finished the game 3-5, flied out to centerfield for the first out of the inning. Bolinger's flyball would not only prove to be the last out recorded by Reyna, but also the last ball put in play by Spokane. Third baseman Ryan Rua followed with a four pitch walk, and moved to second after Everett elected to intentionally walk Preston Beck.

As is often the case following a gutsy but dubious decision, the AquaSox ended up being hoisted by their own petard. The hard-throwing Reyna never regained his command after the walk to Beck, plunking Joe Maloney to load the bases and set up his fateful at-bat with unlikely hero Saquan Johnson.

Beck finished the game 3-4, Rua scored three times, and Bolinger's single in his first at-bat extended his hitting streak to 15 games. Cody Kendall and Joe Burns each allowed one run in two frames in relief of starter Connor Sadzeck, who gave up one earned run in four innings.

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