FARGO, N.D. — The RedHawks continue to have the Winnipeg Goldeyes’ number.
The visiting Goldeyes suffered their ninth consecutive defeat at the hands of their nemesis, going down 8-2 Tuesday.
The damage was done in the bottom of the fourth inning, when the Fish gave up five runs, delighting the 4,309 fans at Newman Outdoor Field.
The loss was costly as it pushed Winnipeg 6 ½ games back of the RedHawks for first place in the American Association’s North Division and trimmed the Goldeyes’ lead in the wild-card race to four games over the Kansas City T-Bones.
Fargo scored once in the first and twice in the second before the Goldeyes got on the board. Yurendell de Caster hit a solo home run in the top of the fourth inning and Jon Weber scored on a Luis Alen double and Jon Gaston error to cut the RedHawks lead to 3-2.
But that was as close as the Fish got.
All the decisive runs in the fourth inning were charged to Goldeyes starter Todd Privett.
The Goldeyes managed just five hits in the contest, while Chris Roberson’s 24-game hitting streak on the road came to an end when he failed to register a hit in four at bats. His 28-game on base streak was also stopped.
Fargo starter Tyler Herron pitched seven innings for the win, while Privett took the loss.
Winnipeg will try to end a four-game losing streak on the road in the third game of the four-game series Wednesday night in Fargo. Ace Walker (6-4, 3.68) will take the ball for Winnipeg, while Fargo will start Alex Caldera (9-2, 3.53).
Game time is 7 p.m.