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June 5, 2018 - American Association (AA) News Release

Gary SouthShore 4, Winnipeg 3 (10 Innings)

The Gary SouthShore RailCats scored in the ninth to extend the game and then, one inning later, walked off on the Winnipeg Goldeyes 4-3.

Cole Fabio, pinch running for 2B Garrett Copeland who tripled, scored when PH/SS Andy DeJesus reached on an error with two outs to tie the game and force a 10th inning. In the extra frame, reliever Keaton Steele sat the Goldeyes down in order, including a pair of strikeouts. In the bottom of the 10th, 3B Mitch Glasser was hit by a pitch to open the inning, he took second when RF Colin Willis was walked and took third on a wild pitch. DH Wilfredo Gimenez played the hero with a single to allow Glasser to score the game-winning run.

The rest of the offense came in the third inning. Winnipeg plated three runs with RBIs from SS Andrew Sohn (triple), 1B Reynaldo Rodriguez (single) and LF Grant Heyman (double). In the bottom of the third, Willis singled home Glasser and then scored on an C Andy Paz double in the next at-bat.

Sioux City 5, Cleburne 2

The Sioux City Explorers did all their damage in two innings but made those runs stand up for a 5-2 win against the Cleburne Railroaders.

Cleburne struck first as 3B Patrick Palmeiro lifted a sac fly in the bottom of the first inning but Sioux City took the lead in the top of the second with consecutive RBIs from 3B Jay Baum (3-for-4), C Dylan Kelly and 1B Daniel Jackson (3-for-4). The Explorers added two more runs in the fifth inning as SS Nate Samson singled.

Palmeiro gave Cleburne its other run in the third inning with a solo home run, his third of the season

Lincoln 4, Fargo-Moorhead 1

The Lincoln Saltdogs worked their way past the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks from a 4-1 win on Monday night.

RF Angel Reyes (3-for-4) singled home the first run in the bottom of the first inning, plating SS Christian Ibarra. CF Devan Ahart (2-for-4) tied things in the top of the third with an RBI single but DH Curt Smith (2-for-3) pushed the Saltdogs back in front with a two-run home run in the bottom of the inning. Reyes added a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth to secure the lead.

On the mound, starting pitcher Michael Tamburino earned the win for working 6.2 innings and allowing one run on five hits while striking out five batters. Reliever J.R. Bunda picked up the save.

Sioux Falls 7, Chicago 1

Sioux Falls starting pitcher Dylan Thompson paved the way to a 7-1 win against the Chicago Dogs with a stellar performance on the mound.

Thompson improved to 2-1 on the season as he threw eight scoreless inning and gave up just two hits in the process. He walked just three batters and struck out five. The Canaries backed him up offensively with a pair of runs in the second, a LF Burt Reynolds solo home run in the fourth and four more runs in the fifth. C Maxx Garrett had a tremendous day at the plate going 3-for-4 with two doubles and a triple, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Reynolds went 2-for-3 and scored three times. 2B Trey Vavra's solo home run in the ninth inning provided Chicago's only run of the day.

St. Paul 8, Wichita 3

The St. Paul Saints led by just one heading into the top of the ninth but tacked on four runs to take a more comfortable 8-3 win against the Wichita Wingnuts.

3B Dante Bichette Jr. (3-for-4) hit a leadoff home run in the top of the ninth to double the visitors' lead from one run to two. 2B Josh Allen tripled home a pair of runs later in the inning and then scored on a single from DH Brady Shoemaker (2-for-5) to cap the late rally. C Justin O'Conner homered earlier in the game for the Saints and RF Max Murphy added a pair of hits and an RBI.

For Wichita, RF Zach Nehrir went 2-for-5 with an RBI and C John Nester added a solo home run, his first of the year.

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