Yakima Edges Vancouver 3-2 in 12Posted: Updated:
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- The Yakima Bears (17-28) played their longest game of the season as they outlasted the Vancouver Canadians (21-24) for a 3-2 victory in 12 innings, in front of 3,728 fans at Nat Bailey Stadium Wednesday night.
Yakima took advantage of two Vancouver infield errors in the top of the 12th to plate Jorge Corniel for the go-ahead, and ultimately the game-winning, run.
Jake Hale (2-2) worked perfect 11th and 12th frames to earn the victory, while Nate Long (1-1) absorbed the tough-luck loss.
Dan Taylor pitched six strong innings out of the gate, allowing just one run on three hits while striking out a season-high eight and walking one. Catcher Tyson Van Winkle went 4-for-4 with a run and a double at the plate. Roberto Rodriguez drove in Yakima's first run with a triple in the top of the second.
Brian Budrow threw three scoreless innings late in the ball game, navigating out of a bases-loaded, one-out situation in the bottom of the ninth, to extend the contest.The Bears now improve their extra-inning record to 2-4 on the campaign.
The two teams will be back at it Thursday night at 7:05 for game four of the five-game series. Rafael Quezada (0-4, 7.75 ERA) will get the start for Yakima against Dan Straily (2-2, 5.00 ERA) for Vancouver.