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CANADIANS TAKE SERIES LEAD

Ken Edenfield pitched 2 2-3 innings of three-hit relief for the victory as Vancouver beat Albuquerque 6-4 on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-5 Pacific Coast League championship.

"They continue to impress me with their belief that even if they get down they can get back in any ballgame regardless of where we're playing, who's pitching or what," Canadians manager Don Long said.Game 4 is Friday night in Vancouver.

Albuquerque opened the scoring on Billy Ashley's two-run homer in the first inning off Andrew Lorraine and Vancouver tied it in the second on Rod Correia's RBI double.

Vancouver took a 3-2 lead in the third on Garret Anderson two-run since and added a run in the fourth on John Jackson's RBI single.

Jose Offerman hit a solo homer in the fifth for the Dukes, but the Canadians added two runs in the sixth on two fielders' choices.

Albuquerue's Ron Coomer completed the scoring with an RBI single in the seventh.

Troy Percival pitched the ninth for the save.