SPOKANE -- Not even a home run on back-to-back nights for Indians right fielder Ryan Cordell was enough to help Spokane earn a win, as the Tri-City Dust Devils topped the Indians 7-2.
The loss dropped Spokane to second in the North division standings behind Everett.
After Tri-City scored an early first-inning run, Cordell stepped up to the plate in his first at bat in the second and hammered it over the left field fence to even the game up at one run. The Indians second run came from catcher Joe Jackson in the bottom of third inning - who caught Chris O'Dowd attempting to steal in the top half - when he knocked in Gabe Roa with a sac fly.
Collin Wiles pitched five innings and allowed four runs - two earned - on five hits. He struck out three batters before Luis Pollorena relieved him in the sixth. Pollorena had his worst outing since joining the Indians, allowing three runs in two innings. Justin Sprenger tossed two scoreless innings.
The North division rivals wrap up the series Friday at 6:30 p.m.