For the second night in a row, errors cost the Eugene Emeralds against the Tri-City Dust Devils. In the third game of a five-game series, the Emeralds fell to the Dust Devils by a final score of 5-1.

Offensively, the game got off to a promising start for the visiting Emeralds.

In the top of the first, shortstop Franchy Cordero brought second baseman Jalen Goree home with an RBI single for the game’s first run. The RBI for Cordero was his third of the series against the Dust Devils.

Eugene’s lead didn’t last long. Against Emeralds starting pitcher Adrian De Horta, Tri-City bounced back for two runs in the bottom of the first. Felipe Blanco, who entered the game for Cordero at shortstop, had a missed catch error that advanced runners to second and third for the Dust Devils. Following the error, Michael Tauchman singled up the middle to score designated hitter Drew Weeks. Later in the inning, center fielder Francisco Sosa doubled to left field to score Tauchman to give Tri-City a 2-1 lead.

After two starts with the Emeralds, De Horta has given up five runs, three of which were earned, in just 6.2 innings pitched.

An error hurt the Emeralds again in the bottom of the third. After Tauchman grounded out to score Weeks for the second time in the game, Sosa reached base on Blanco’s second error of the game to score Sam Bumpers. The Dust Devils added a fifth run in the fourth inning to make the score 5-1.

The Emeralds had seven hits against Tri-City starting pitcher Helmis Rodriguez but couldn’t manufacture enough runs to mount a comeback against the Dust Devils. The Tri-City bullpen had only one walk in the final three innings and allowed no hits to close out the game.

The Emeralds and Dust Devils will square off in the final game of the series tomorrow. First pitch is set for 7:15 p.m.

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