Dogs-Milkmen Split, Saints Rally – 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 Sunday’s games, including the Milkmen and Dogs splitting a double-header and the Saints rallying to defeat the Canaries.
Dogs-Milkmen Split Double-Header
The Chicago Dogs and Milwaukee Milkmen closed out their series on Sunday, splitting a double-header. In Game 1, Chicago took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, but the Milkmen battled back with two runs in the third to take the lead and scored one in the fourth. That proved to be the game-winner. David Washington drove in the game-winner with an RBI single. Peyton Gray earned his seventh save of the season.
Game 2 proved to be the reverse of the first contest, as the Milkmen took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first, only to see Chicago tie the score in the top of the second, then take a two-run lead in the fourth on their way to a 5-3 victory. Victor Roache hit his league leading 13th homerun of the year and Tyler Ladendorf scored three runs. Logan Trowbridge homered for Milwaukee.
Homers, Devine Propel Saints, 2-1
Mike Devine tossed 7.2 outstanding innings and Josh Allen and Alonzo Harris both homered to lead the St. Paul Saints to a 2-1 victory over the Sioux Falls Canaries. The Canaries held a 1-0 lead until the bottom of the seventh when Allen hit his third homerun of the season to tie the score. An inning later, Harris blasted his first homer of the year, giving St. Paul the lead. Jameson McGrane came on in the top of the ninth, closing the door for his 10th save.
The contest between the Winnipeg Goldeyes and Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks was postponed until Tuesday and will be played as part of a double-header.
A pair of streaks ended in the Dogs-Milkmen double-header. The Milkmen won the opener, giving them five straight victories and extending the Dogs losing streak to three. However, both streaks ended when Chicago won Game 2…Saints closer Jameson McGrane earned his 10th save of the season. He tied Canaries closer Keaton Steele for the American Association lead…RedHawks outfielder Drew Ward currently has the longest hitting streak in the league at 11…Dogs outfielder Victor Roache has 13 homers in 32 games. He has hit 12 in the last 19 games.
Milwaukee: Placed RHP Angel Ventura on the Injured List retroactive to August 8; Signed RHP Drew Hutchison
By Robert Pannier