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 Vancouver’s 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-City’s 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.