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Salazar Named AA Pitcher of the Week

September 3, 2013 - American Association (AA) - Sioux City Explorers News Release

DURHAM, NC - The official statistician of the American Association, Pointstreak, has announced that Sioux City Explorers LHP Richard Salazar (pictured) has been named this week's Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week.

Salazar's start on the last day of August was among the best performances by an American Association pitcher this season. The Sioux City left-hander pitched seven one-hit innings in a road win at St. Paul. Salazar struck out seven and walked three, en route to a 4-0 Explorers victory.

The Caracas, VZ native was perfect his first time through the Saints' order. Though he walked one batter in the fourth inning, Salazar still faced the minimum 15 batters over five innings. Trevor Hairgrove broke up Salazar's no-hit bid with one out in the sixth inning, but the southpaw held the Saints scoreless for his 10th win of the season.

The Sioux City Explorers will kick off a three game home stand tonight in Winnipeg before traveling to St. Paul for a three game weekend series. The X's will return home on Monday, August, 12th to begin a 7 game homestand versus Winnipeg and St. Paul. To reserve your 9 Innings of Vacation stop down to the X's Office, located at Lewis & Clark Park or call 712-277-WINS.

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