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VANCOUVER, B.C. - Jorge Reyes, David Erickson and Nicholas Greenwood combined on a five-hit shutout to give the Eugene Emeralds The Eugene Emeralds (nicknamed the Ems) are a minor league baseball team in Eugene, Oregon, United States. They are a Class A team in the Northwest League, and have been a farm team of the San Diego Padres since 2001. a 4-0 victory over the Vancouver Canadians The Vancouver Canadians are the Northwest League affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. They are located in Vancouver, British Columbia. As a minor league baseball franchise (dating back to 1979 in Medford, OR), the Canadians have had players such as Victoria's Mike Chewpoy, José in a Northwest League baseball game on Sunday afternoon.
The Ems, who were eliminated from the league playoff chase on Thursday, got an RBI RBI
runs batted in
Noun 1. rbi - a run that is the result of the batter's performance; "he had more than 100 rbi last season"
run batted in single from Jason Codiroli in the seventh inning to take a 2-0 lead and a sacrifice fly from Dean Anna one batter later to score Joey Railey, breaking the game open.
Anna hit an RBI double in the ninth inning to score Brayden Drake and give the Ems their final margin.
That was all Eugene needed.
Reyes (1-0), who starred at Oregon State University Oregon State University, at Corvallis; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1858 as Corvallis College, opened 1865. In 1868 it was designated Oregon's land-grant agricultural college and was taken over completely by the state in 1885. , struck out six over five innings. Erickson tossed an inning of scoreless relief, and Greenwood earned his fifth save of the season by pitching the final three innings. The Canadians got runners to third base only twice.
Griffin Benedict had two hits, both doubles, to lead the Ems.