SPOKANE -- The Spokane Indians fell to the Hillsboro Hops for the second night in a row, dropping the closely contested contest 5-3 in front of 4,303 fans at Avista Stadium.
Indians starter Derek Thompson was rocked in the first inning of the game, giving up five base runners and four runs before recording an out. However, Thompson would finish his outing allowing just one more run and recording six strikeouts. He leads the team with 51 on the year.
Shane McCain continued his dominance of Northwest League batters. The undrafted free agent out of Troy University threw three scoreless innings, extending his current streak to 19 scoreless innings. McCain hasn’t allowed a run since the June 20 doubleheader in Vancouver. The NWL record of 32 was set by Eugene’s Larry Loughlin in 1965.
Eduard Pinto led off the first inning with a double and was scored by Luke Tendler’s team-high 15th double. Tendler would score as well after Jose Trevino grounded into a double play for the inning’s first two outs, giving the right fielder plenty of time to cross home. Diego Cedeno recorded his first RBI of the season, singling home Isiah Kiner-Falefa in the sixth.