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SPOKANE--The Boise Hawks improved to 4-3 on the season on Friday night, defeating the Spokane Indians, 4-1.

The Hawks got a two-out, three-run homerun from Yasiel Balaguert in the top of the eighth inning, which broke a 1-1 tie and eventually lifted the Hawks past the Indians.

Starter Paul Blackburn pitched five innings, allowing an unearned run on three hits in the no-decision.Carlos Martinez picked up the win in relief, allowing just one walk in three innings of shutout work.

The Hawks will face Spokane twice on Saturday in a double-header.

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