Vancouver 8, Tucson 5
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) _ Luis Raven’s sacrifice fly in the fourth inning Wednesday drove in the go- ahead run and sent the Vancouver Canadians to an 8-5 victory over the Tucson Toros in the Pacific Coast League.
Garrett Anderson homered, doubled and drove in four runs for the Canadians, the Triple-A affilaite of the California Angels.
The Canadians grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Anderson doubled in Ernie Riles and Brian Grebeck.
The Toros, the Houston Astros top farm team, countered with five runs in the second on a three-run homer by Mike Simms, Chris Hatcher’s solo shot and Brian Hunter’s sacrifice fly.
Vancouver tied it in the third when Riles scored on a passed ball and Jorge Fabregas and P.J. Forbes hit back-to-back RBI singles.
The Canadians took the lead for good in the fourth off Dean Hartgraves (7-2) on Raven’s fly ball.
Anderson’s two-run homer in the sixth off Hartgraves made it 8-5.
Vancouver’s Mark Ratekin (11-5) pitch three innings in relief of Shad Williams for the win. Troy Pervical got the final four outs for his 15th save.