PITTSBURGH -- Class A Boise will try to even its best-of-three Northwest League Championship Series on Saturday when it plays host to Vancouver. Balbino Fuenmayor hit a go-ahead two-run single in a seven-run seventh inning to lift Vancouver to a 10-7 victory over Boise in Game 1 on Thursday.
Marco Hernandez had three hits, Daniel Vogelbach drove in three runs, and Jeimer Candelario hit a single and a double for Boise. Hayden Simpson took the loss, giving up three runs on two walks. He was unable to retire a batter.
Right-hander Pierce Johnson, selected in the compensation round of the June First-Year Player Draft and ranked No. 9 on the Cubs' Top 20 Prospects list, was slated to start Game 2 on Saturday.