Kyle Von Tungeln and Chris ODowd hit back-to-back RBI doubles in the fifth inning, and Sam Moll and four relievers combined to shut down Spokane in the Tri-City Dust Devils 4-1 Northwest League win over the Indians at Avista Stadium on Monday.
The three-run fifth was all the support the Dust Devils pitchers needed in the first game of a three-game series in Spokane.
The win pulled Tri-City (15-16) within a game of .500.
Moll threw four innings of four-hit ball, allowing one run.
Shawn Stuart (3-1) came on in the fifth for two clean innings before Marc Magliaro, Jerad McCrummen and Eric Nedeljkovic each threw a scoreless frame.
Nedeljkovic got the save, his first, and the bullpen allowed just one hit over five innings.
The series continues with a game in Spokane at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The two teams play again Wednesday, before the Dust Devils return home Thursday against Salem-Keizer.