VANCOUVER, BC – Devonte Brown’s first two-homer game as a pro and the team-best 15th home run of the year from #16 Blue Jays prospect Cade Doughty led the Canadians to 3-1 win over the Tri-City Dust Devils [Angels] Sunday afternoon, much to the delight of a sellout crowd at
VANCOUVER, BC – Devonte Brown’s first two-homer game as a pro and the team-best 15th home run of the year from #16 Blue Jays prospect Cade Doughty led the Canadians to 3-1 win over the Tri-City Dust Devils [Angels] Sunday afternoon, much to the delight of a sellout crowd at Rogers Field at Nat Bailey Stadium. The win secured Vancouver’s second six-game series sweep since 2021 and established a new season-long winning streak of six games.
After two scoreless innings to start the day, the Newnan, GA native slugged his first bomb on a 1-2 pitch with one out in the third to grab the early lead. Tri-City would tie it on a solo blast from Casey Dana in the fifth, but that was all C’s starter Pat Gallagher would allow over five innings of work. He finished with four hits, no walks and four strikeouts in a no-decision.
Doughty’s homer came on another 1-2 pitch in the sixth, which proved to be the winning stroke. It was his second homer in as many days this week.
Brown iced the game with a 409-foot shot to dead center on a – you guessed it – 1-2 pitch in the last of the eighth to give the Canadians some added insurance and Conor Larkin (S, 2) went 1-2-3 in the ninth to secure the win.
Eric Pardinho (W, 2-1) and Naswell Paulino (H, 4) combined to blank the Dust Devils between the sixth and the eighth to keep the game close.
With the win, Vancouver is now a season-high 29 games over .500 at 68-39. They have now surpassed last year’s win total with 24 games left to play. They are the best team in baseball – MLB or MiLB – at home, posting a .731 winning percentage on Ontario Street. In 20 second half home games, the C’s are 17-3.
After an off-day Monday, the Canadians start the penultimate road trip of the year in Eugene on Tuesday night at 6:35 p.m. Coverage is available on the Sportsnet Radio Network.
The Canadians return to Rogers Field at Nat Bailey Stadium August 22-September 3 for a two week stretch of 12 games, the last homestand of the year. Tickets are available at CanadiansBaseball.com.