The Tri-City Dust Devils did a good job of taking advantage of the Boise Hawks mistakes.
Problem is they struggled for the second straight night to generate much offense on their own.
A night after getting one-hit in Vancouver, the Dust Devils scraped together just four hits in a 6-2 loss to Boise on Sunday night at Gesa Stadium in front of 1,705 fans.
Tri-City falls to 7-10 on the season and has lost three of its last four games.
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Boise (7-10) and Tri-City play game 2 of their five-game series at 7:15 p.m. today.
A night after recording a bloop hit in a 1-0 road loss, two of the Dust Devils’ four hits were bunt singles.
Tri-City starter Grahamm Wiest took the loss, allowing five runs in 42⁄3 innings, all five runs coming in the second inning.
The inning was capped by a two-run home run by Jeffery Baez to left-field.Trevor Graham pitched six strong innings to get the win, allowing two unearned runs on three hits. Two of those were bunt singles by Cesar Galvez and Marcos Derkes.
Trailing 5-2, Tri-City squandered a chance to inch closer in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Ryan Garvey led the inning off with a double and Jordan Parris was then hit by a pitch.
After a strikeout and a wild pitch that advanced both runners, the Dust Devils could not plate a run, striking out and then grounding out to third base to end the threat.
The Dust Devils got on the board in the third inning, thanks to a wild pitch by Graham that allowed Galvez to score.
Galvez reached base on a one-out error by Boise second baseman Alex Thomasovich.
Tri-City got its second run of the game with a little help from Thomasovich in the sixth inning.
Thomasovich had Sam Bumpers groundball slip between his legs to lead off the inning.
A wild pitch, a ground out, and a sacrifice fly by Miguel Dilone scored Bumpers and make the score 5-2.
Boise tacked on a run in the ninth inning thanks to a walk, three wild pitches and two errors to make it 6-2.
It could have been worse, but Carlos Yan got an inning-ending double play to end the inning.
Boise first baseman Danny Canela had a big night at the plate, going 4-for-5 with two singles and two doubles.