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Sioux City Explorers Claim Victory With Ninth Inning Rally, 2-1

It was a classic pitchers’ duel in Kansas City Tuesday night, as the Kansas City T-Bones and Sioux City Explorers took a 1-1 tie into the ninth inning before this game would be decided. In the end a ninth inning rally by the Explorers gave the team from Iowa a 2-1 victory in the series…

Jorge Martinez Impresses in Joplin Blasters 4-0 Shutout Victory

Note to the rest of the American Association: These Joplin Blasters are pretty good. For the second straight game the Blasters downed the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks to move the Missouri-based team to 3-2 on this young season. The Missouri club has proven that they can slug the ball with the best of them, plating 10 runs…

Luis Chirinos Takes a Bite Out of RailCats in Lincoln Saltdogs 5-1 Win

It’s just the way of nature. Dogs are supposed to beat Cats. It also appears that the same principle exists on the baseball field as the Lincoln Saltdogs downed the Gary Sourthshore RailCats Monday night 5-1 behind an outstanding pitching performance from Luis Chirinos. The 23-year-old pitched quite well, going five innings, and only allowing…

St. Paul Saints Close Out Four-Game Sweep with Hitting Onslaught

On a rainy night in the Twin Cities, the St. Paul Saints finished out a four-game sweep of the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks by outslugging them 12-5. The Saints scored 35 runs in the four games, and have served notice that they are the team to beat in the American Association. The sweep also left them as…

Lincoln Saltdogs Roll Lucky 7s in Double-Header Sweep

The Lincoln Saltdogs and Kansas City T-Bones were forced to play a double-header after Saturday’s game was rained out. The team from Lincoln combined to score seven runs in the first two innings of Game 1, then scored once over the next 11 innings before plating six in the top of the seventh of Game…

Winnipeg Goldeyes Sweep Double-Header Behind Late Rallies

The Winnipeg Goldeyes showed that they have a true flare for the dramatic, sweeping a double-header from the Grand Prairie AirHogs with late runs in each contest. The Goldeyes won in the ninth inning in Game 1, but needed extra innings in the Game 2 contest, as twice the AirHogs responded to runs in the…

Gary Southshore RailCats Add New Life With Late Rally to Win

They say that a cat has nine lives, but the Gary Southshore RailCats proved that these cats just need eight innings – eight innings to rally to beat the Quebec Capitales that is. The Can-Am League team jumped out to a 5-0 lead, before the RailCats were able to mount an amazing rally that saw…

Miguel Pena Shuts Down Explorers in Sioux Falls Canaries 3-0 Win

If the Sioux Falls Canaries were going to bounce back from a struggling 2014 season they were going to need some outstanding performances from their new additions to do so. If Saturday night’s performance by Miguel Pena against the Sioux City Explorers is any indication, the Canaries are going to be really tough to score…

Defense Plays Key Role in St. Paul Saints 6-1 Win

Defense played a key role in Saturday night’s 6-1 victory for the St. Paul Saints over the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. It wasn’t just that the Saints got several key defensive plays to support the outstanding work of their pitching staff on this night. It was also that the RedHawks made a couple of key miscues that…

Brent Dean Home Run Gives Wichita Wingnuts Extra Inning Win

On Saturday night it was time for Lesson 2 from the faculty at Wingnuts University. Friday night’s lesson focused on responding following an opening day loss. In the contest, the Wichita Wingnuts demonstated the fundamentals of baseball, delivering timely hitting and outstanding pitching from Professor Tim Brown in the club’s 10-3 win. Saturday night’s lesson…

Kalian Sams, Yunieski Gurriel Lead Quebec Capitales to 3-2 Win

The Quebec Capitales rebounded from a tough loss the night before to the Gary Southshore RailCats, scoring two runs late to win 3-2. The win was an especially satisfying one after the Quebec bullpen failed to hold two leads late in the game the previous night. This time the bullpen played a pivotal role in…

Gary Southshore RailCats Claw Way to Victory

It was a game of bookends of sorts. The Gary Southshore RailCats and Quebec Capitales both scored runs in the first innings, then watched their offenses go dormant for five innings before each team scored in the seventh and eighth innings. Gary would add just one more run than the Capitales and take the 4-3…

Ninth Inning Rally Earns Sioux Falls Canaries First Victory

For seven innings Friday night, the Sioux Falls Canaries were dominating the Sioux City Explorers and looked like they were going to walk away with a shutout win. An eighth inning rally by the home team found the Canaries trailing in the ninth, but clutch hitting pulled the game out from the jaws of defeat…

Kansas City T-Bones Sizzle in Opening Day Victory

The Kansas City T-Bones opened the 2015 American Association season with their first opening day win in six seasons. It was a great victory for the club looking to establish themselves as a true contender in the Central Division, and demonstrated that this teram can deliver key hits when needed and keep opponents from doing…

Angelo Songco’s Clutch Hitting Leads St. Paul Saints in 9-2 Victory

The St. Paul Saints proved Friday night that the previous night’s opening season victory was not just a matter of the club being excited about moving into their new stadium. This is a team that can hit and they are getting great pitching and solid defense. Add to that the clutch hitting of players like…

Amarillo Thunderheads Lower the Bomb on Laredo in 9-1 Win

New name, new results. The Amarillo Thunderheads (formerly the Amarillo Sox) opened the 2015 American Association League season against Laredo and showed that their name is not the only thing new in Texas this season. Riding the arm of Matt Larkins and a brutal 15-hit attack the Thunderheads lowered the boom on the Laredo Lemurs…