A six-hit flurry of offense from the Vancouver Canadians in the bottom of the ninth inning almost erased a five-run deficit Friday afternoon, but Tri-City was able to escape with a 7-6 victory at Nat Bailey Stadium.
Pitching took center stage early on as Vancouvers Starlyn Suriel went five shutout innings, striking out six as the Canadians handed the bullpen a 1-0 lead heading to the sixth inning.
Tri-Citys offense emerged shortly thereafter as the Dust Devils peppered the Canadians bullpen before rain took center stage heading to the bottom of the eighth inning with the Dust Devils leading 4-2.
After an hour long rain delay, Tri-City scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning as Francisco Sosa hit a three-run homer to left field off of Canadians closer Kamikane Isui to put the Dust Devils up 7-2.
Ryan Warner pitched six innings of three-hit ball to pick up his first win of the season for Tri-City.