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Saints Lose Marathon Game 9-5 in 11

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

ST. PAUL, MN (August 12, 2007) - After a two hour rain delay the St. Paul Saints found themselves on the wrong end of a 9-5, 11 inning game that ended at 12:51 a.m. on Sunday morning at Midway Stadium in front of 6,432.

With the game tied at five in the 11th Saints reliever Byron Embry retired the first two batters. He proceeded to give up a double to Terence Green and intentionally walked Marc Mirizzi. Adam Miller, who entered the game in the third inning for an injured Carlos Adolfo, tripled home both runs. Miller would later score on a passed ball.

The Saints trailed most of the night, but managed to tie the game in the seventh when Derrick White led off with a single to left-center. Marcel Longmire walked and Brian Sprout sacrificed them over. Fernando Valenzuela Jr. drove them both home with a single to right.

The Saints had a chance to win it in the ninth when Demetrius Heath led off with a single to right. He advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Scooter Jordan. After a walk to Skip Adams put runners at first and second, White struck out, but both runners advanced on a stolen base. Longmire finished the inning by flying out to center.

The same two teams meet in the finale of the three game series Sunday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. The Saints send LHP Brian Whinnery (6-3, 2.51) to the mound against Cats RHP Ryan Trytten (2-1, 2.25). The game can be seen on FSN North and heard on It is Feel the Fizz presented by Yoplait and the first 1,500 kids receive a free bobblehead.

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