Tri-City Dust Devils

Washington goes 3-for-3, Dust Devils rally late for win over Indians

Tri-City Herald

Jalen Washington was a home run shy of the cycle and scored a run in the Tri-City Dust Devils three-run bottom of the eighth as a late rally propelled them to a 5-3 victory Sunday night over the Spokane Indians at Gesa Stadium.

The middle of the three-game series was Monday. After Tuesday’s finale, the teams head to Spokane to play three more.

Starter Ben Scheckler gave up the game’s first run to Spokane in the top of the second, but Washington tied it back up with an RBI triple in the sixth. Both teams scored a run in the seventh to tie it at 2-all, then Matthew Batten led off the bottom of the eighth with a walk, Washington was hit by a pitch and Aldemar Burgos reached on a bunt base hit to load the bases. A walk brought home Batten, and the other two runs came around on sacrifice flies by Luis Almanzar and Kelvin Melean.

Andres Munoz gave up a run in the top of the ninth on a two-out double by Kole Enright, but the tying run never got out of the batter’s box as Munoz struck out Nick Kaye to get the save.

The Dust Devils stayed even with the first-half Northwest League North Division champion Vancouver Canadians atop the second-half standings with 13 regular season games to go. The Dust Devils held a six-game lead over Spokane and the Everett AquaSox in overall record, which will determine the second North playoff berth if Vancouver wins both halves.

Dust Devils 5, Indians 3

Spokane

AB

R

H

BI

BB

SO

Avg

Aparicio cf

4

0

2

0

0

0

.287

Seise ss

4

0

0

0

0

1

.167

Ratliff rf

4

0

1

0

0

1

.246

Whatley c

4

0

0

0

0

1

.262

O’Banion lf

3

2

1

0

0

1

.269

Terry 1b

4

0

1

0

0

1

.239

Inoa 2b

3

1

0

0

0

0

.218

Enright 3b

3

0

3

3

0

0

.230

Quiroz dh

2

0

0

0

0

0

.162

a-Kaye ph-dh

2

0

0

0

0

2

.146

Totals

33

3

8

3

0

7

Dust Devils

AB

R

H

BI

BB

SO

Avg

Benson dh

4

1

1

1

1

2

.298

Almanzar 3b

4

0

2

1

0

0

.241

Melean ss

3

0

1

1

1

1

.238

Asuncion rf

5

0

2

1

0

1

.278

Carter cf

4

0

0

0

0

1

.234

Mattison 1b

4

1

2

0

0

2

.221

Batten 2b

3

1

0

0

1

2

.256

Washington c

3

1

3

1

0

0

.190

Burgos lf

4

1

1

0

0

1

.252

Totals

34

5

12

5

3

10

Spokane

010

000

101

3

8

2

Dust Devils

000

001

13x

5

12

1

a-Struck out for Quiroz in the 7th.

E–Seise (6); Asuncion (3). LOB–Spokane 6; Dust Devils 11. 2B–Enright (6); Washington (8). 3B–Washington (3). RBIs–Enright 3 (16); Washington (7); Asuncion (27); Benson (9); Almanzar (17); Melean (17). SB–Ratliff (2) 2B; Carter (13) 2B. CS–Enright (2) 2B; Almanzar (5) 2B. SF–Almanzar; Melean. RISP–Spokane 4-for-9; Dust Devils 1-for-11. Runners left in scoring position–Whatley; Quiroz; Kaye; Carter 2; Burgos 2; Benson; Mattison 2; Asuncion.

Spokane

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

ERA

Phillips

6

9

1

1

1

8

3.66

Advocate

 1/3

2

1

1

0

0

3.77

Sanburn L,0-1

 2/3

1

3

3

2

1

2.70

Jacobsen

1

0

0

0

0

1

1.64

Dust Devils

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

ERA

Sheckler

6 1/3

6

2

2

0

4

2.81

Rogers W,1-0

1 2/3

1

0

0

0

1

5.00

Munoz S,1

1

1

1

1

0

2

4.35

Sanburn pitched to 4 batters in the 8th.

GS–Phillips 61; Sheckler 64. HBP–Enright (Sheckler); O’Banion (Sheckler); Inoa (Munoz); Washington (Sanburn). Pitches-strikes–Phillips 93-62; Advocate 15-11; Sanburn 28-14; Jacobsen 10-6; Sheckler 84-60; Rogers 12-9; Munoz 21-14. WP–Sanburn. Inherited runners-scored–Sanburn 2-0; Jacobsen 3-2; Rogers 2-0.

T–2:59. A–2,173.

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