YAKIMA, Wash. - T.J. Hose pitched seven solid innings, but the Spokane Indians scored four runs in the eighth inning of a 5-4 come-from-behind win over the Yakima Bears Thursday night at Yakima County Stadium.
After three straight walks, Cody Podraza cut the Bears' lead to 4-3 with a two-run single. Joey Butler later gave Spokane the lead for good with a two-run single to center to make it 5-4.
Hose gave up just one run on four hits with no walks and three strikeouts, recording a total of 12 groundball outs. The only run he surrendered came on a two-out RBI double by Matt West in the seventh.
The Bears took an early lead on Ryan Babineau's two-out RBI double to right. Yakima produced another run in the second when Joe Ayers was hit by a pitch, stole second, moved to third on a groundout by Jhoan Pimentel, and scored on a bunt by Roberto Rodriguez.
Rodriguez drove in another in the fourth with an RBI single to right. David Cooper brought him home with an RBI single to center to make it 4-0.
The Bears host the Indians in the second of a three-game series Friday night, with Ricardo Tavares on the mound for Yakima at 7:05 p.m.