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History of the Wrong Kind, Saints Swept

August 12, 2007 - American Association (AA) - St. Paul Saints News Release

ST. PAUL, MN (August 12, 2007) - St. Paul Saints manager George Tsamis has won a championship with the Saints, taken the Saints to four straight playoff appearances and holds the club record for most career victories, but on Sunday afternoon he had a first happen to him. Tsamis had his club swept at home for the first time in his five seasons as a Saints manager losing 5-1 to the Fort Worth Cats at Midway Stadium in front of 6,917.

The Saints never led in the series and for the third consecutive game fell behind early as Kelly Gulledge led off the second with a single to left. Jordan Foster followed with a double to left which put runners at second and third. An RBI ground out by Chuck Carter and an RBI single from Alan Moye made it 2-0.

The Cats pounded Brian Whinnery for three more runs in the fifth as John Molyneuz reached on a one out single. With two outs Terence Green singled him to second. Marc Mirizzi followed with an RBI double and Gulledge drove in two with a triple. Whinnery went 7.0 innings allowing five runs on 11 hits while walking three and striking out two.

The Saints were baffled all game as Nick Martin, who had an ERA over six entering play, came out of the bullpen to pitch the final 7.0 innings. The only blemish came in the eighth inning when Skip Adams singled with two outs and scored all the way from first on a bloop single to center by Derrick White. White finished the day 4-4 with a double and an RBI.

The Saints have now dropped four straight and take on the Sioux City Explorers, who entered play 1.0 game behind the Saints for first place. The first game of the three game series begins Monday night at 7:05 p.m. at Lewis and Clark Park. The Saints send RHP Justin Lord (3-3, 3.88) to the hill against Explorers LHP Brian Buchanan (3-4, 3.86).


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