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Spokane beats Emeralds 13-3

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Indians loved the 4th of July fireworks show so much they decided to make their own fireworks Saturday night at Avista Stadium. The Indians posted 13 hits and 13 runs to down the Emeralds 13-3.

 Spokane has now won six of the last seven games.

The Indians got on the scoreboard first with a two-run frame in the bottom of the 3rd and never looked back. Outfielder Joey Butler, who was awarded the Shumate Harley-Davidson MVP for the month of June before the game, went 2-4 with two doubles and three RBI. Crowd favorite Tim Rodriguez finished 3-5 with two RBI and first baseman Dennis Guinn went 3-4 with a double, triple and 2 RBI.

Indians starter Carlos Pimentel went four innings, giving up two hits and two runs. Reliever Matt Nevarez pitched three innings and picked up the win.

With the win the Indians record climbs to 14-5. Spokane holds a two game lead on Tri-City in the Northwest League East.

The Indians return to Avista Stadium Sunday for the fourth stanza of the five game homestand against Eugene.

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