With their playoff hopes on the line, the Boise Hawks exploded for seven runs in the top of the ninth inning Tuesday night.
And they scored all those runs with two outs on the scoreboard.
The dramatic inning lifted the Hawks to an 11-5 win over the Yakima Bears in Game 2 of the Northwest Leagues East Divisional Series in Yakima, Wash.
The Hawks grabbed a 2-0 lead when second baseman Gioskar Amaya belted a two-run homer in the top of the third inning.
But the Bears answered with two runs of their own in the bottom of the inning.
Boise regained the lead in the top of the fifth when a Stephen Bruno single drove in Trey Martin.
Once again, Yakima answered in the bottom of the inning. This time, the Bears scored two runs to take the lead.
Albert Almora tied the game in the top of the eighth when he tripled and then scored on a wild pitch.
That set up Boises big inning: With two outs, Jeimer Candelario hit a two-run triple, Almora hit a two-run double, Rock Shoulders hit a one-run single and Martin hit another one-run single. Add in a run scored on a balk, and it was an 11-4 Boise lead.
Yakima answered with one run in the bottom of the ninth, but it wasnt nearly enough to counter Boises big inning.
Wednesdays game could be the final game for the Bears in Yakima. The team is moving to Hillsboro, Ore., next season.
VANCOUVER WINS: The Canadians defeated the Everett AquaSox 7-4 on Tuesday night in the West Divisional Series. The Canadians, the leagues defending champions, will host Game 1 of the championship series Thursday night. Games 2 and 3 will be played at Boise or Yakima on Saturday and Sunday nights.