Indians fall to Vancouver, issue apology after brawl

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by Spokane Indians

KREM.com

Posted on July 11, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 11 at 11:37 PM

SPOKANE -- The Vancouver Canadians took down the Spokane Indians 9-6 in the finale of a five game series at Avista Stadium on Monday afternoon.

Canadians pitcher Bryan Longpre (2-1) picked up the win in a game that was delayed nearly 20 minutes after an on-field altercation between the two team’s players.

Immediately after the game, the Indians organization issued the following statement:

“The Spokane Indians organization apologizes to their fans for the altercation between the Spokane and Vancouver players that occurred during the third inning of today’s game. The Indians organization does not in any way condone the actions of the players during this incident. The Northwest League is currently in the process of reviewing the game, and numerous suspensions are likely to be handed out. The Spokane Indians and Texas Rangers, the Indians major league affiliate, are both fully cooperating with Northwest League officials.”
 
Jon Daniels, general manager of the Texas Rangers, said “The Rangers do not condone the activity exhibited in today’s game. We are looking into it, will address our players, and will consider discipline once we have all the facts. We appreciate the support and patience from our fans in Spokane.”
  
The Indians have Tuesday off before they head on the road for a five game series with the Everett Aquasox.

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