SPOKANE — Everett couldn’t recover from a fourth inning Spokane Indians three-run blast, and the AquaSox suffered their second straight loss Thursday night in Spokane after previously enjoying a six-game win streak.
Indians third baseman Tyler Ratliff provided the go-ahead home run, handing Everett a 6-4 defeat.
Eugene Helder led the Sox with a 3-for-4 night, and Johnny Adams and Ronald Rosario had two hits apiece.
Adams drove in Chris Torres with a two-out double to give the AquaSox a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, but Spokane tied the game in the bottom half of the inning on an Austin O’Banion sacrifice fly.
Ratliff put the Indians in front 4-1 with his three-run homer in the fourth, scoring Kole Enright and Matt Whatley. The home run came off Everett’s Michael Suarez, who took loss after replacing starter Randy Bell in the third. Suarez lasted 32⁄3 innings and gave up four earned runs on eight hits.
Joe Venturino trimmed Spokane’s lead to 4-3 in the top of the fifth after driving in two runs with two outs, but Ratliff added his fourth RBI in the bottom of the sixth on a single that gave the Indians a 6-3 lead.
Helder singled in a run in the top of the eighth, but the AquaSox’s comeback bid was quickly shut down with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
Everett (19-23) opens a three-game home series at 7:05 p.m. tonight against Spokane at Everett Memorial Stadium.