YAKIMA -- A bases-clearing double by Richard Pirkle helped the Tri-City Dust Devils beat the Yakima Bears 9-3 in a Northwest League game Monday night at Yakima County Stadium.
In the sixth inning, with the score 3-3 and a runner on with two outs, Yakima left-hander Adam Kudryk walked Taylor Featherston and Blake McDade to load the bases.
Greg Robinson came on for Kudryk (1-4), but the pitching change didn't help the Bears. Pirkle's three-run double put the Dust Devils ahead for good.
Tri-City right-hander Ricardo Ferrer (1-3) got the win. Ferrer allowed five hits, struck out one and walked three for the Dust Devils (22-16), who hold a two-game lead over Spokane in the East Division.
The Dust Devils wrap up their three-game series against the Bears at 7:05 tonight.
Tri-City defeated Yakima 10-4 on Sunday night to clinch the first-half title.