Posted on June 24, 2014 at 11:13 PM
Tuesday, Jun 24 at 11:43 PM
SPOKANE -- Richelson Pena tossed six innings of four-hit ball, Luke Tendler bumped his average to .471 and the Spokane Indians (10-1) topped the Boise Hawks (4-8) for its fourth-straight win, this one by a 7-3 margin in front of 3,771 fans at Avista Stadium.
Pena, who had his last start suspended in Vancouver on June19th, had a firm grip on the game as he only allowed four hits in six innings. The 20 year old out of the Dominican Republic has posted a 2.08 ERA so far this season in 13 total innings. Luis Pollorena closed out the game’s final three innings, allowing a two-run home run while holding onto the lead.
Alberto Triunfel, hitting in the two spot for the second game in a row, launched his first home run of the season over the left field fence to score Eduard Pinto. Triunfel finished 2-for-4 on the night, raising his batting average to .262.
Tendler, the Indians offensive leader, collected two hits – one a triple – and a RBI. He leads the team in runs (11), hits (16) and total bases (27). Zach Cone went 1-for-2 with two RBIs and two free passes. Cone has seven walks in eight games this season, pushing his on-base percentage to .394.
The Spokane Indians are 10-1 for the first time since 1911, and have yet to lose a nine-inning game. The team has also yet to lose while playing at home and wearing its new Salish jerseys.
The Indians return to Avista Stadium tomorrow night, as Spokane looks to sweep Boise.