American Association Daily Recap: August 20, 2019
In this American Association Daily, Robert Pannier examines the highlights, transactions and news from the American Association for August 20, 2019. There were five games in the American Association on Tuesday, including the Sioux City Explorers moving back into second place in the South with a victory over the Kansas City T-Bones. In Texas, Tao Zhang tossed seven one-hit innings against Lincoln in the AirHogs 3-1 win.
Daily Recaps: August 20, 2019
Kelly Walk-Off Hit Moves Explorers Back Into Second, 3-2
Dylan Kelly drove home Justin Felix with the winning run with one out in the bottom of the ninth as the Sioux City Explorers defeated the Kansas City T-Bones, 3-2. Sioux City trailed by a run entering the ninth, but Dexture McCall got the rally started by drawing a one out walk. After Felix walked, Sebastian Zwada tied the score with a single to right. Kelly followed with a single up the middle to win it. The victory moved Sioux City ahead of Kansas City in the South Division standings.
Roach, Pierre Homer to Lead Dogs, 8-3
Gustavo Pierre and Victor Roache each homered as the Chicago Dogs completed their sweep of the Milwaukee Milkmen with an 8-3 victory. Chicago trailed Milwaukee 1-0 entering the fourth, when Tony Rosselli tied the score with an RBI single and Gustavo Pierre put his team on top by knocking in two with a base hit. Jake Dahlberg earned the victory by allowing one run in seven innings.
Railroaders Rally to Down Canaries, 12-10
The Sioux Falls Canaries scored six runs in the sixth to take a 10-9 lead, only to see the Cleburne Railroaders score a run in each of the final three frames on their way to a 12-10 victory. John Nester had the big bat on the night, hitting for the cycle, while driving in two runs. Andrew Ely had five RBI for the Canaries.
Tao Dominates Saltdogs, 3-1
Zhang Tao allowed one hit in seven innings to lead the Texas AirHogs to a 3-1 victory over the Lincoln Saltdogs. Tao did not allow a walk, while striking out nine, as 66 of his 107 pitches went for strikes. Stewart Ijames had two hits and drove in a run for Texas.
Ball, RailCats Blank RedHawks, 2-0
A night after being shutout, 6-0, the Gary Southshore RailCats returned the favor, holding the Fargo-Moorehead RedHawks to three hits in a 2-0 victory. Nile Ball tossed 5.1 innings of shutout ball, and the bullpen did the rest, tossing 3.2 innings of perfect relief. Alex Crosby and Hayden Schilling each had two hits and an RBI for Gary.
American Association Notes
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks win streak was snapped at eight games. The St. Paul Saints have won seven straight, the longest winning streak currently in the league. The Cleburne Railroaders have won six straight games.
Signed C Alec Sames
Gary SouthShore RailCats
Removed INF Thomas Walraven from the Disabled List and placed him on the Inactive List retroactive to August 11; placed RHP David Griffin on the Disabled List retroactive to August 18 and signed RHP Andrew Cartier
Released OF Nolan Earley and signed OF Chris Scura
Sioux Falls Canaries
Placed LHP Luis Pollorena on the Inactive List retroactive to August 19
Signed RHP Trevor Simms; removed RHP Wang Shuo, C Li Xuhong and OF Lu Yuheng from the active roster; added C Luan Chenchen, OF Zhu Jiarui and OF Song Yunqui to the active roster
By Robert Pannier