Spokane, WA - In front 5,822 fans, the Spokane Indians nearly came back again to defeat the Eugene Emeralds, but fell just short, 9-8.
Down 9-4 entering the bottom half of the ninth, the Indians made a furious comeback fueled by a trio of doubles. Gabe Roa, Kevin Torres and Marcus Greene each had a double in the inning, with Greene's nearly scoring pinch-runner Saquan Johnson to tie the game. Alberto Truinfel grounded into a fielder's choice that scored the other two runs. Janluis Castro struck out and Chris Garia popped up to end the inning.
Right hander Kyle Castro (0-1), a 2011 third-round pick, got his first start for the Indians. He tossed three innings allowing five hits and three walks and allowing a home run to Eugene DH Fernando Perez. Perez collected three RBI on the night.
Garia, typically the Indians' center fielder, lead off the batting order in the DH position, but hit his fourth home run on the season. Garia is now tied for the home run lead in the Northwest League. Torres also hit a homer, his second.
Barrett Serrato, Triunfel, Garia, Torres, Roa and Greene all collected RBIs on the night. Ryan Cordell stole his tenth base of the season, second on the team.