American Association Daily Recap: September 2, 2019
In this edition of American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for September 2, 2019. There were six games played on the last day of the regular season, including the Sioux City Explorers clinching a playoff spot and the St. Paul Saints clinching home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
Daily Recaps: September 2, 2019
Explorers Clinch Playoff Berth, 9-5
The Sioux City Explorers scored seven runs through the first four frames on their way to a 9-5 victory over the Kansas City T-Bones. Sebastian Zawada drove in three runs with three hits and Pete Tago went the distance to earn the victory. The win clinched the final playoff spot in the South for Sioux City.
Gillies, Railroaders Blank RedHawks, 2-0
Charlie Gillies allowed five hits and no runs in 6.2 innings as the Cleburne Railroaders defeated the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, 2-0. Three relievers helped close out the shutout, including Tyler Wilson, who earned his 24th save of the season. Daniel Robertson had two hits and an RBI for Cleburne.
Silviano Homers Twice to Lead Saints, 13-8
John Silviano homered twice for the St. Paul Saints as they defeated the Chicago Dogs, 13-8. The score was tied at four until the seventh when the Saints would score seven runs to take command of the game. The victory clinched the North Division for St. Paul and gave the team the best record in the American Association.
French, Goldeyes Close Season with Victory, 9-5
Parker French allowed two runs in six innings as the Winnipeg Goldeyes closed the season with a 9-5 victory over the Sioux Falls Canaries. Kyle Martin hit his 14th homer of the season as one of his three hits and three Goldeyes players had two RBI a piece. Alay Lago had two hits for Sioux Falls, winning the batting title.
Sinibaldi, RailCats Blank Saltdogs
The Gary Soutshore RailCats ended the 2019 season in style, blanking the Lincoln Saltdogs, 3-0. Justin Sinibaldi allowed three hits in six innings to earn the victory. Marcus Mooney had three hits. The victory gave the RailCats their first home sweep of the season.
Heyer, Milkmen Blank AirHogs, 4-0
Kurt Heyer tossed eight shutout innings as the Milwaukee Milkmen closed the season with a 4-0 victory over the Texas AirHogs. A three run sixth inning proved to be the big blow to Texas. Sam Dexter finished with two hits and an RBI and Garrett Copeland scored two runs and drove in another.
Released LHP Patrick Schuster
Traded LHP Mitch Lambson to Southern Maryland (Atlantic League) for a player to be named later
By Robert Pannier
Featured Image by Erin Bormett / Sioux Falls Canaries