The Winnipeg Goldeyes started their six-game road trip on a losing note, falling 4-2 to the Explorers at Lewis & Clark Park in Sioux City, Iowa, Tuesday night.
Goldeyes reliever Chris Kissock gave up three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning after pitching a scoreless seventh.
Sioux City scored a run in the bottom of the first inning. Mike Coles singled in Amos Ramon in the fifth inning and Nick Liles singled in Ramon in the seventh inning to give the Fish a 2-1 lead.
Nate Samson went 4-for-4 at the plate for the Fish, while Coles and Fehland Lentini each had a pair of hits.
Winnipeg starter Justin Garcia went six strong innings, allowing just one run and striking out eight Explorers. Kissock took the loss, while Cody Satterwhite earned the win for Sioux City and former Goldeye Chris Bodishbaugh got the save.
The Goldeyes and Explorers will meet again Wednesday night in Sioux City. Game time is 7 p.m.