VANCOUVER, B.C. — The Everett AquaSox dropped their third straight game Wednesday as they fell 8-4 to the Vancouver Canadians at Nat Bailey Stadium.
The Canadians (5-2) used a three-run sixth inning to turn one-run lead into an 8-4 advantage. The AquaSox (2-5) look to salvage a victory from the three-game series Thursday when the teams play the final game beginning at 1:05 p.m.
Everett starter Michael Suarez didn’t make it out of the third inning as he allowed four runs — all earned — on five hits and three walks before he was lifted for Carlos Hernandez, who worked 11⁄3 scoreless innings.
In the decisive sixth Javier Hernandez had a two-run triple and Deiferson Barreto had an RBI single as Everett reliever Tyler Watson was roughed up for four runs — three earned —on six hits and two walks.
The Canadians initially snapped the game’s second tie in the bottom of the fifth when a bases-loaded walk to Kevin Vicuna scored Bryan Lizardo.
Vancouver scored twice in the third to break a 2-2 tie. Lizardo singled in Lance Jones and then scored himself on Javier Hernandez’s RBI triple. It could have been much worse, however, as the Candians left the bases loaded.
Everett cut it to 4-3 in the fourth when Joseph Rosa singled in Osmy Gregorio, and tied the game for the second time in the fifth on an RBI groundout from Joe Venturino.
The Canadians scored twice in the opening inning to take a 2-0 lead. Reggie Pruitt led off with a walk and Jones doubled him home. Jones advanced to third on a balk and scored on an RBI groundout by Norberto Obeso.
Everett got one back in the top of the second when Jonas Lantigua walked and later scored on an RBI groundout by Gregorio. The Sox tied it in the third when Eugene Helder singled and came home on a throwing error to make it 2-2.
Geoandry Montilla had two hits including a double for the AquaSox.