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Tanner Kirwer scored the only Vancouver run in Spokane Sunday.


C's RecapGame 76 of the Northwest League schedule between the Spokane Indians and the Vancouver Canadians has been rendered meaningless. The Indians clinched the North Division title for the second half with a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Canadians at Avista Stadium.

Tanner Gardner‘s RBI single in the fourth opened the scoring for Spokane against Elio Silva to score a Diosbel Arias single. A Starling Joseph fielder’s choice scored a Sherten Apostel single for the second Spokane run.

Spokane increased their lead to three when Isaias Quiroz homered to left off Silva in the fifth.

Rehabbing Texas Ranger Chi Chi Gonzalez retired all 15 hitters he faced.

Spokane lefthander Francisco Villegas sat down the next three hitters and Wes Robertson retired the first hitter of the seventh before Tanner Kirwer singled to break up Spokane’s no-hit bid. Griffin Conine walked and Yorman Rodriguez singled to score Kirwer but a Christopher Bec double play ball killed the rally.

Justin Watts and Orlando Pascual had three strikeouts apiece in relief for the C’s Sunday.


Justin Watts pitched 1-2/3 scoreless innings and Orlando Pascual tacked on 1-1/3 more scoreless frames to give the C’s another shot in the ninth.

Otto Lopez drew a walk with one out against Emmanuel Clase but Kirwer hit into a fielder’s choice and Conine grounded out to first to set off the celebration for Spokane.

Silva surrendered three runs on six hits and a walk with two strikeouts over five innings to take the loss. Watts gave up a hit and struck out three over 1-2/3 innings and Pascual issued one walk and struck out three over 1-1/3 innings.

C-Notes

The C’s conclude their season against Spokane in a 6:30 start at Avista Stadium. Sean Wymer (4-3, 5.01) gets the start for Vancouver. The game can be heard on TSN 1040 and CanadiansBaseball.com with Rob Fai.

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