Devine Dominates, Ward Extends Streak – American Association Daily
American Association Daily provides insights, features, and recaps of the action from around the American Association of Professional Baseball League, as well as player and coaching profiles and transactions. In today’s edition of American Association Daily Recap, Robert Pannier recaps Thursday’s great day in the American Association, Mike Devine tossing eight shutout innings in the St. Paul Saints victory over the Chicago Dogs and RedHawks outfielder Drew Ward extending his hitting streak to 21 games.
Goldeyes Down Milkmen 6-3
Evan Grills earned his first victory of the season, allowing three runs in six innings as the Winnipeg Goldeyes defeated the Milwaukee Milkmen, 6-3. Grills tied a season-high for strikeouts with nine. Kyle Martin and Jordan George each homered for Winnipeg and John Nester drove in two. The victory extended the Goldeyes lead over the Milkmen to 1.5 games.
Devine Dominates Dogs, Saints Win, 8-0
Mike Devine blanked the Chicago Dogs for eight innings as the St. Paul Saints shutout the Chicago Dogs, 8-0. Devine allowed just two hits and a walk, tying a season high with 10 strikeouts. Jameson McGrane finished off the shutout. Max Murphy, Mikey Reynolds, and John Silviano each had three hits for St. Paul. Reynolds drove in three, hitting his third homer of the year.
Eight-Run Ninth Sends Canaries Soaring, 9-4
The Sioux Falls Canaries scored eight runs in the ninth inning, overcoming a three-run deficit to defeat the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, 9-4. Alay Lago and Mike Hart each drove in two in the contest. Tyler Danish allowed two earned runs in seven innings in earning a no decision. Brennan Metzger had two hits and scored two runs for the RedHawks.
RedHawks outfielder Drew Ward extended his hitting streak to 21 games, going 1-4 on Thursday. Ward is hitting .398 during the streak…Saints RHP Mike Devine saw his streak of not allowing a walk end at 22.2 when he issued a free pass to Joey Terdoslavich in the first inning.
Chicago: Placed LHP Adam Choplick on the Injured List retroactive to August 10
Fargo-Moorhead: Signed OF Alex Boxwell
Milwaukee: Placed C Gunner Pollman on the Inactive List retroactive to August 18; RHP Henderson Alvarez
St. Paul: Released RHP Spencer Jones
By Robert Pannier