Bears come alive against Indians
SPOKANE, WA - The Spokane Indians were defeated 8-2 by the Yakima Bears Wednesday night at Avista Stadium. The loss, just the Indians seventh this season, snapped their nine game home winning streak.
Paced by starting pitcher Patrick McAnaney, the Bears scored runs early and prevented the Indians from scoring many. McAnaney went five innings, allowed four hits and fanned seven. Spokane scored for the first time in the 6th on a Joey Butler home run and again in the 8th on a Doug Hogan ground out, scoring Eric Fry.
Joey Butler finished the night 2-4 with a homerun and one RBI. Jason Ogata went 3-5 with three singles. Starting pitcher Carlos Pimentel went four innings and allowed five hits with four runs in the loss.
The Indians will travel to Yakima for a three-game road trip beginning Thursday against the Bears.