Milkmen Clinch, Dogs Sweep – 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, the Milwaukee Milkmen clinched the top spot in the American Association when they won the first game of a double-header with Winnipeg Goldeyes, and the Chicago Dogs swept a double-header from the Sioux Falls Canaries.
Milkmen Split Double-Header to Clinch Top Spot
The Milwaukee Milkmen split a pair of 3-0 games with the Winnipeg Goldeyes on Wednesday evening. The Milkmen won Game 1, 3-0, clinching the top spot in the American Association. Drew Hutchinson tossed five scoreless innings to earn the victory and Peyton Gray came on to close out the contest by striking out the side. Adam Walker II continues to make his case for the league MVP by driving in two.
In Game 2, it was Goldeyes starter Evan Grills’ turn to return the favor, allowing two hits in five innings as Winnipeg blanked Milwaukee, 3-0. Using the same formula the Milkmen used in Game 1, Grills shutdown Milwaukee through five, then Jose Jose and Victor Capellan each tossed a scoreless inning to secure the victory. Wes Darvill was a perfect 3-3 with an RBI for the Goldeyes.
Dogs Sweep Double-Header from Canaries
The Chicago Dogs swept a double-header from the Sioux Falls Canaries on Wednesday. In Game 1, the Dogs scored single runs in the fifth and sixth innings to erase a 2-1 deficit on their way to a 3-2 victory. Jalen Miller earned the victory with 2.2 innings of scoreless relief and Adam Choplick earned the save, inducing a double-play to close out the contest. Edwin Arroyo hit his fourth homer of the season for Chicago.
In Game 2, Jake Dahlberg allowed three runs in six innings to lead the Dogs to a 5-3 victory. It was another late rally that led Chicago to victory as the Dogs trailed 3-2 heading into the bottom of the sixth but scored three runs to earn the win. Blake Allemand had three hits and scored two runs.
Saints Win Fourth Straight, 4-2
A two-run error allowed the St. Paul Saints to retake the lead in the bottom of the eighth inning on their way to a 4-2 victory over the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. RedHawks reliever Ryan Flores retired the first two batters of the frame, but then walked John Silviano before Alonzo Harris doubled. Troy Alexander then grounded a ball to third, but the throw to first was wild, allowing both runners to come home to score. Silviano also homered in the game, and Jameson McGrane came on in the ninth to earn his American Association leading 16th save.
Logan Landon had hits in both games of the Canaries’ double-header, extending his hitting streak to 26 games…Saints closer Jameson McGrane recorded his 16th save on Wednesday. That is tied for the most in the league…Milkmen closer Peyton Gray closed out the Milkmen’s victory in Game 1 of the team’s double-header on Monday with a scoreless inning of relief. He has now gone 30 games, a span of 32 innings without allowing a run.
By Robert Pannier