Milwaukee 4, Chicago 0 – Box Score
The Milwaukee Milkmen pitching staff combined to one-hit the Chicago Dogs on the way to a 4-0 win on Thursday night at Franklin Field.
Starting pitcher Drew Hutchison went five innings and allowed the Dogs’ only hit – a single by Logan Moore – as he earned the win. Hutchison allowed two walks and struck out nine batters. Relievers Karch Kowalczyk, Myles Smith, A.J. Schugel and Peyton Gray each threw one inning to close out the game, none of them allowed a hit and each recorded at least one strikeout. Gray struck out three straight in the ninth to close out the win.
Offensively, Adam Brett Walker II went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and hit his 17th homer of the year and his third in the last three games. 2B Dylan Tice went 2-for-4 with a run scored and RF Zach Nehrir went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
The Milkmen now have a two-game lead on both the Winnipeg Goldeyes and the St. Paul Saints in the 2020 American Association standings.
Fargo-Moorhead 3, Winnipeg 2 – Box Score
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks walked off on the Winnipeg Goldeyes 3-2 on Thursday night for their fourth win in a row.
The RedHawks struck first in the bottom of the fourth as 2B Christian Ibarra singled to score DH Drew Ward (2-for-4). The Goldeyes tied the score in the sixth when CF Jonathan Moroney singled home SS Wes Darvill but that tie was broken in the bottom half of the frame when C Dylan Kelly (2-for-4) singled and allowed 1B Correlle Prime (2-for-4) to score. 2B Kevin Lachance hit a solo homer in the top of the eighth to tie the score once again but that merely set the stage for the RedHawks in the ninth.
After Ibarra bounced out, Kelly singled and took second when SS Sam Dexter singled. After a fielder’s choice from RF Alex Boxwell pushed Kelly to third, LF Brennan Metzger singled home the game-winning run.
The RedHawks are now just four games out of a play-off spot in the American Association standings with 12 games to play.
St. Paul 14, Sioux Falls 2 – Box Score
The St. Paul Saints racked up 15 hits and tallied a 14-2 win against the Sioux Falls Canaries as the Saints moved into a tie for second place in the American Association standings.
The Saints took the lead in the top of the first with a pair of runs but did most of the damage in the fourth when they sent 15 batters to the plate, recorded nine hits, took advantage of two errors and plated 11 runs. 2B Drew Stankiewicz hit a lead-off double to get the party started and he scored in the next at-bat when CF Mikey Reynolds (4-for-6) singled. RF Max Murphy (3-for-4) singled home Reynolds and C Chris Chinea (3-for-5) doubled to score LF Alonzo Harris and Murphy in the next at-bat.
SS Nate Samson (2-for-4) added a two-RBI single, DH Troy Alexander pitched in a sac fly, and Murphy capped things off by clearing the bases with a three-RBI double and scoring himself when Chinea doubled for the second time in the inning.
All six of the Canaries hits came from two batters as CF Logan Landon and 3B Damek Tomscha each had three.