The Tri-City Dust Devils wasted an impressive pitching performance by starter Tyler Gagnon on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, going scoreless in a 1-0 loss to host Boise.
Carlos Escobar doubled to lead off the bottom of the third for the Hawks and then scored on a two-out single by Jeimer Candelario for the only run of the game.
Gagnon (1-2) scattered six hits and allowed just one run over six innings, but he still took the loss. Boise’s Tayler Scott (3-1) earned the win with five scoreless innings.
Miguel De Leon drew a one-out walk for Tri-City in the ninth inning and stole second base to get in scoring position. But Boise closer Eduardo Orozco struck out Francisco Sosa and Derek Jones to end the game.
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The Dust Devils (1-4 second half) fell two games behind first-place Boise (3-2) and Yakima (3-2).