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Goldeyes fall to Saltdogs
LINCOLN, Neb. — It was a hot night in Nebraska, but not for the Winnipeg Goldeyes' bats.
Stephen Holdren delighted the home crowd when he drove home the eventual winning run in the sixth inning as the Saltdogs beat the Goldeyes 2-1 Tuesday.
The Goldeyes fell to 33-23 on the season and two games behind the blazing Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks in the race for first in the American Association’s North Division. The RedHawks have won 14 straight games and are now one win away from tying the league record set by the Pensacola Pelicans in 2010 for the most consecutive wins. Fargo notched a 9-3 victory over the Sioux Falls Pheasants Tuesday.
Winnipeg’s Jose Duran had a single in the fourth inning to drive home Luis Alen with the first run of the game, but it was the only run for the Goldeyes. Alen went a perfect 2-for-2 in the game.
Winnipeg starter Matt Rusch went 5 1/3 innings and allowed only two runs on six hits, but the Fish didn't help him as they had a total of eight hits but couldn't hit their runners home. Lincoln starting pitcher Justin R. Edwards tossed a solid game as he went 6 2/3 innings giving only one earned run on six hits with three strikeouts. It was his third win of the season.
The Goldeyes and Saltdogs will play the final game of a three-game series Wednesday night in Lincoln. The Goldeyes don’t return home until July 24, when the Quebec Capitales visit Shaw Park.
Updated on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 11:39 PM CDT: Adds information
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