The Tri-City Dust Devils dropped to 0-3 on the young Northwest League season after falling to the host Boise Hawks 11-9 on Sunday night.
A four-run eighth inning was the key for Boise (3-0), as Zak Blair and Rashad Crawford had RBI singles, Kevin Brown forced another run in by walking with the bases loaded, and Kyle Schwarber hit a sacrifice fly.
The Dust Devils did collect 12 hits at the plate, with David Bergin driving in four runs with a home run and a double.
Rodney Polonia also had a double for Tri-City, while Sam Bumpers added three hits, including a double.
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The two teams meet again at 6:15 p.m. Monday in the fourth game of the five-game series.
The Dust Devils open at home at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday against the Everett AquaSox.