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Xs shut down by Canaries' pitching

May 19, 2007 - American Association (AA) - Sioux City Explorers News Release

The Sioux Falls Canaries picked up a 9-4 victory over the Sioux City Explorers here tonight. For the Xs, Aaron Marsden saw his record fall to 0-2 while former major leaguer, Pat Mahomes picked up his first win in a Canaries uniform.

Sioux Falls jumped out to an early 2-0 lead when Wil Quintana homered in the fourth inning and Matt Imwalle also collected an RBI double. Sioux City got a run back in their half of the fourth when Willie James scored on a Alex Llanos groundout.

The Canaries chased Sioux City starter Aaron Marsden with 5 runs in the top of the fifth highlighted by a Ben Van Iderstin grand slam.

The Canaries added a pair of runs in the top of the eighth while the X's added three more runs before the game ended. One of the runs included a Mike Richardson solo homer in the bottom of the ninth.

These two teams will meet again Sunday as they conclude their four game series with a 5:05 start at Lewis & Clark Park.

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