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The affliates split their eight games down the middle on Tuesday. Pitching carried the day and it is reflected in today's three star selections.
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The Famous Chicken returned to Vancouver for the first time in three years and was coaching first base when the C's had their big inning to win their second straight against the Eugene Emeralds at Nat Bailey Stadium Monday night.

C's starter Tom Robson spins a breaking ball in the first inning. Robson survived a walk in the first and struck out the side in the second as part of a five strikeout performance over three scoreless innings.

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A busy Monday night saw the affiliates win eight out of nine and if not for one bad inning, they could have gone 9-0. Highlights included three shutout victories, a come-from-behind extra innings triumph and a doubleheader sweep.
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To salute Vancouver's 20 hit attack, here are 10 more photos of Sunday's game against Eugene.

Leadoff man Andrew Guillotte gets another base hit to right in his second at-bat of the first inning to tack on the extra point for a 7-0 lead after J.C. Cardenas singled home the sixth run.
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The Vancouver Canadians were looking for redemption after dropping the series opener against Eugene at Nat Bailey Stadium Saturday night.

The tone was set for the day when the scoreboard at Nat Bailey Stadium flashed the good news about Toronto blanking Tampa Bay 4-0 at The Dome.

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Vancouver scored ten runs in the first inning without a triple or a home run. Fourteen hitters came to the plate. The C's finished with 20 hits and a big win. Buffalo were the other winners, Dalton Pompey with the 12th inning walk-off single. A Matt Hague three run home run got the Bisons to extras and Matt Boyd had a nice start. New Hampshire, Dunedin and Lansing were all easily defeated while Bluefield were rained out.
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The all-star break continued for the AAA and AA teams. Bluefield were rained out leaving four teams in action. Lansing had a nice come from behind win. Vancouver took the lead in the first inning, lost it, but won late. The GCL Jays won in a rain shortened game. Dunedin took the only loss as they were shut out.
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The C's tried to avoid a five-game sweep by the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes at The Nat Monday night.

Andrew Guillotte tries to lay down a bunt to advance a leadoff double by Lane Thomas in the first inning. He got to Thomas to third with a fly ball instead.
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Only two games in the system on All-Star Tuesday and the affiliates won both!
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The affiliates won two out of five Monday that included a one-run loss and a pair of six-run setbacks. New Hampshire's game was cancelled due to a flooded field in New Britian and Bluefield's game was rained out in Princeton.
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It looked like the Vancouver Canadians were going to end a seven-game losing streak but a meltdown in the late innings gave Salem-Keizer a fourth straight win at the Nat Sunday afternoon.

Starter Jon Wandling throws back to first base to check on a runner in the first inning. He plunked the leadoff hitter but wound up retiring the eight of the next nine hitters he faced.
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The Vancouver Canadians had another tough night at The Nat against the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes as they lost for the seventh straight time on a soggy Saturday night.

Andrew Guillotte was hit by a pitch in the first inning but did not advance any further as he watches an inning-ending ground out.
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The Sunday slate featured two wins and four losses, including two extra inning losses. New Hampshire tallied one win behind good pitching by Austin Bibens-Dirkx. Dunedin also won behind Jeff Hoffman who had his best professional start. Daniel Norris had a bad day as the Bisons were dominated. Vancouver also suffered a resounding loss. Lansing and Bluefield took the extra innings losses. Ryan McBroom was 6-6 in a losing cause and the Bluefield loss wasted a good start from Juliandry Higuera.
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A return home did not result in a return to the win column for the Vancouver Canadians against the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Thursday night.

The bewildered look on the face of Lane Thomas says it all as the C's dropped their fifth in a row. Thomas had two hits in a losing effort.
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Justin Shafer pitched seven shutout innings as Lansing won with a rare 1-0 score. New Hampshire and Dunedin stayed hot with Dalton Pompey, Anthony Alford, Rowdy Tellez, Christian Lopes and Mitch Nay recording multi-hit games. The GCL Jays split a pair of extra inning games. The Jays fifth round pick, Jose Espada pitched well again.

Buffalo took a lead to the ninth but Gregory Infante blew it. Bluefield lost, Nick Wells had a rough start. Vancouver also lost but the Dominicans did what the parent club did not.

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