Late-Game Heroics Save Spokane - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Late-Game Heroics Save Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. -

It took some late-game heroics from Kevin Torres and Ryan Cordell, but the Spokane Indians escaped with a 2-1 win over the Tri-City Dust Devils in front of 5,190 fans on Future Texas Rangers Night presented by City Auto Body and ESPN 700/ESPN 1080.

Cordell added three hits to push his average up to .267, including a long double to centerfield field to score Torres from second in the bottom of the eighth inning. Just one batter before, Torres - who's hitting .342 in his past ten games - hit home Janluis Castro to tie the ballgame.

Right hander Kelvin Vasquez shined in the start, throwing a season-high 84 pitches in six innings of work. He gave up one run after catcher Joe Jackson dropped a ball at home plate, which resulted in the earned run. Vasquez gave up four hits and struck out eight. He now leads Spokane with 32 strikeouts on the season. John Straka relieved Vasquez in the seventh and pitched two innings of one-hit ball earning the win. Keone Kela, making his Indians debut, pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save. 

Spokane wore special edition Texas Rangers jerseys tonight, and each jersey will be auctioned off online next week starting on Monday, July 22nd. All proceeds will benefit the Special Olympics of Eastern Washington.

The Indians will return home next Tuesday, July 23rd, for a quick three-game homestand against the Vancouver Canadians to start the second half of the Northwest League season. That night will be Triple Play Sweepstakes presented by Triple Play Family Fun Park, 103.9 BOB FM, 790 KJRB and Kids Newspaper. If the Indians complete a triple play during the first nine innings of the game, one lucky fan in attendance will win $33,333! Sign up at the game for your chance to win!

Tickets for all Spokane Indians home games are available for purchase at the Indians Ticket Office, spokaneindians.com or ticketswest.com. Reserve your seats today by calling (509) 343-OTTO (6886).

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • PHOTOS JUST IN: Devastation from Carlton Complex; 300 homes burned

    PHOTOS JUST IN: Devastation from Carlton Complex; 300 homes burned

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-07-26 04:07:59 GMT
    TWISP, Wash. (AP) - The Okanogan County Sheriff says the Carlton Complex wildfire has many more homes than previously thought. Sheriff Frank Rogers said Friday that the Carlton Complex fire has consumed about 300 homes this month. His office previously placed the number at 150, but he said then he knew it would rise.>>
    TWISP, Wash. (AP) - The Okanogan County Sheriff says the Carlton Complex wildfire has many more homes than previously thought. Sheriff Frank Rogers said Friday that the Carlton Complex fire has consumed about 300 homes this month. His office previously placed the number at 150, but he said then he knew it would rise.>>
  • 44 Riverside homes destroyed or damaged in storm

    44 Riverside homes destroyed or damaged in storm

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:46:53 GMT
    RIVERSIDE, Wash. - Many families were still at the Red Cross Shelter set up at Riverside High School in Riverside this morning.An afternoon storm destroyed or damaged 44 of their homes and knocked down close to 100 trees in Riverside Village Mobile Home Park.Many residents said the storm looked like a tornado as it swept through their neighborhood.>>
    RIVERSIDE, Wash. - Many families were still at the Red Cross Shelter set up at Riverside High School in Riverside this morning.An afternoon storm destroyed or damaged 44 of their homes and knocked down close to 100 trees in Riverside Village Mobile Home Park.Many residents said the storm looked like a tornado as it swept through their neighborhood.>>
  • Oregon woman missing since Thursday

    Oregon woman missing since Thursday

    Sunday, July 27 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-07-27 20:57:54 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The small town of Dundee, OR is searching for a mother and wife who has been missing since Thursday. Family and friends are searching for 38 year old Jennifer Huston who was last scene at a gas station located in the southern area of Portland. Since then she has not contacted her family and police say there has been no credit card activity.>>
    KHQ.COM - The small town of Dundee, OR is searching for a mother and wife who has been missing since Thursday. Family and friends are searching for 38 year old Jennifer Huston who was last scene at a gas station located in the southern area of Portland. Since then she has not contacted her family and police say there has been no credit card activity.>>
  • Pro SportsProMore>>

  • Four-Run First Leads Indians To Win

    Four-Run First Leads Indians To Win

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:02 AM EDT2014-07-28 06:02:51 GMT
    The Spokane Indians finally pulled out a win thanks to an early offensive display.The Spokane Indians finally pulled out a win thanks to an early offensive display.
    Four walks and a Jose Trevino sacrifice fly were all the Indians needed as Spokane scored all four of its runs in the first inning to top the Vancouver Canadians 4-2 at Avista Stadium on Sunday night.>>
    Four walks and a Jose Trevino sacrifice fly were all the Indians needed as Spokane scored all four of its runs in the first inning to top the Vancouver Canadians 4-2 at Avista Stadium on Sunday night.>>
  • Jimmy Shane, Team Oberto Wins Columbia Cup

    Jimmy Shane, Team Oberto Wins Columbia Cup

    Jimmy Shane in the U-6 Oberto boat wins the 49th HAPO Columbia Cup.>>
    Jimmy Shane in the U-6 Oberto boat wins the 49th HAPO Columbia Cup.>>
  • M's Fall In Extras To O's

    M's Fall In Extras To O's

    Sunday, July 27 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-07-28 00:45:59 GMT
    Manny Machado lifted a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 Sunday.>>
    Manny Machado lifted a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 Sunday.
    >>
  • Spokane IndiansSpokane IndiansMore>>

  • Four-Run First Leads Indians To Win

    Four-Run First Leads Indians To Win

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:02 AM EDT2014-07-28 06:02:51 GMT
    The Spokane Indians finally pulled out a win thanks to an early offensive display.The Spokane Indians finally pulled out a win thanks to an early offensive display.
    Four walks and a Jose Trevino sacrifice fly were all the Indians needed as Spokane scored all four of its runs in the first inning to top the Vancouver Canadians 4-2 at Avista Stadium on Sunday night.>>
    Four walks and a Jose Trevino sacrifice fly were all the Indians needed as Spokane scored all four of its runs in the first inning to top the Vancouver Canadians 4-2 at Avista Stadium on Sunday night.>>
  • Indians Finally Win, Top Salem-Keizer 4-1

    Indians Finally Win, Top Salem-Keizer 4-1

    by S-K Volcanoes Media RelationsKEIZER, Ore. - Having been outscored 28-11 in the first four games, the Spokane Indians were out for revenge in the final game of the five game series. Tallying 11 hits, Spokane scored four runs and got a solid outing from starter Derek Thompson to salvage the series with a 4-1 win.Spokane wasted little time, scratching across a run in the first inning. A Nick Gonzalez walk to Isiah Kiner-Falefa and a single by Seth Spivey put runners aboard to start the game. ...>>
    by S-K Volcanoes Media RelationsKEIZER, Ore. - Having been outscored 28-11 in the first four games, the Spokane Indians were out for revenge in the final game of the five game series. Tallying 11 hits, Spokane scored four runs and got a solid outing from starter Derek Thompson to salvage the series with a 4-1 win.Spokane wasted little time, scratching across a run in the first inning. A Nick Gonzalez walk to Isiah Kiner-Falefa and a single by Seth Spivey put runners aboard to start the game. ...>>
  • Indians Send League-High Eight To NWL All-Star Game

    Indians Send League-High Eight To NWL All-Star Game

    The Northwest League announced the 2014 All-Stars, and the Spokane Indians had a league-high eight nominations for the second annual mid-summer classic. Spokane players that will be representing the Indians at PK Park, home of the Eugene Emeralds, on Tuesday, August 5th, will be Jose Trevino, Luke Tendler...>>
    The Northwest League announced the 2014 All-Stars, and the Spokane Indians had a league-high eight nominations for the second annual mid-summer classic. Spokane players that will be representing the Indians at PK Park, home of the Eugene Emeralds, on Tuesday, August 5th, will be Jose Trevino, Luke Tendler...
    >>