Fargo-Moorhead 4, Cleburne 3 (11 Innings) — Box Score
LF Brennan Metzger scored the game-tying run in the eighth inning for the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks and in the top of the 11th, his RBI triple gave his team a 4-3 win against the Cleburne Railroaders.
In the 11th, 2B Maikol Gonzalez singled with one out and after CF Devan Ahart flew out, Metzger pounded the first pitch he saw and made his way to third base while Gonzalez scored the eventual game-winning run. Reliever Randy McCurry came on to pitch in the bottom of the inning and sat the Railroaders down in order to seal the win and pick up the save in the process.
Starting pitcher Trey McNutt worked seven innings without a decision but did record 12 strikeouts while allowing three runs on just three hits. For the Railroaders, 1B Rafael Palmeiro went 2-for-4 and hit his first home run in the American Association.
Winnipeg 3, Texas 2 — Box Score
All the offense came in the first two innings as the Winnipeg Goldeyes edged the Texas AirHogs 3-2 on Monday in Texas.
1B Reynaldo Rodriguez started the scoring with a sac fly to left that plated RF Victor Cruzado in the top of the first inning. In the bottom of the frame, Texas took the lead as DH Meng Weiqiang’s sac fly scored SS Casio Grider and RF Stewart Ijames’ singled push LF Dillon Thomas across. But that lead was short-lived as Cruzado singled in the top of the second to allow C Kevin Garcia and SS Andrew Sohn to touch home. Neither team scored the rest of the way.
Starting pitcher Shane Dawson bagged the win for working 6.2 innings and allowing two runs on six hits while striking out seven batters. Reliever Victor Capellan earned the save for a perfect ninth.
St. Paul 6, Chicago 4 — Box Score
The St. Paul Saints’ five-run fifth inning was enough to topple the Chicago Dogs 6-4 in a Monday matinee at CHS Field.
The Dogs struck first with an RBI single from DH Craig Maddox in the top of the first but St. Paul took the lead in the fifth and never looked back. 3B Dante Bichette Jr. started things off with a single that plated a pair of runs and he came around to score alongside LF Richard Prigatano and 2B Josh Allen later in the inning when RF Max Murphy hit a bases-clearing double to right. Chicago fought back with three runs as the game wore on but the Saints added another insurance run in the seventh when Prigatano singled home CF Kes Carter.
Starting pitcher Matt Solter earned the win for throwing five innings and allowing three runs while striking out three batters and reliever Tom Wilhelmsen picked up the save. SS Noah Perio Jr. led all batters with three hits in the contest.