Winnipeg 3, Milwaukee 0 (Game 1/7 Innings) – Box Score
The Winnipeg Goldeyes held the Milwaukee Milkmen to just one hit in a 3-0 game one of their Tuesday doubleheader.
Starting pitcher Greg Harris earned the win as he worked five scoreless innings and gave up just one hit while striking out two batters. Relievers Travis Seabrooke and Donnie Hart each threw one inning and did not allow a baserunner. Hart struck out a pair and earned the save.
Offensively for the Goldeyes, CF Tyler Hill went 2-for-2 with an RBI and LF Logan Hill hit his 10th home run of the season. C Austin Rei added an RBI single in the sixth as well.
Winnipeg 5, Milwaukee 4 (Game 2/7 Innings) – Box Score
The Winnipeg Goldeyes (47-39) completed the sweep of their Tuesday twin bill with the Milwaukee Milkmen by taking game two 5-4.
The pair of wins pull the Goldeyes to within three games of the Milkmen for the final wildcard spot in the 2021 American Association playoffs.
Winnipeg raced out to a 5-0 lead as C Deon Stafford (2-for-3) hit a three-run home run in the top of the second inning and LF Kevin Lachance hit a two-run shot in the third. The Milkmen responded with a solo shot from 3B Logan Trowbridge (2-for-4) in the bottom of the third and a two-run homer from 2B Aaron Hill (2-for-3) in the fourth but only scored once more as Hill singled home DH Trey Martin (2-for-2) in the sixth.
Cleburne 6, Sioux Falls 5 – Box Score
With a three-run, ninth-inning rally, the Cleburne Railroaders (47-40) walked off on the Sioux Canaries 6-5.
The Railroaders were trailing 5-2 heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, but a 3B Chase Simpson (2-for-4) solo homer cut into that lead. In the next frame, RF Hunter Clanin (3-for-4) hit a lead-off single and scored as 2B Colton Pogue bounced out in the next at-bat. C Skyler Ewing (3-for-4) tied the score at 5-5 with his first home run of the season in the next at-bat. Then LF Noah Vaughan was hit by a pitch, took third on an error and scored the game-winning run as DH Alay Lago hit a sac fly to right.
For the Canaries, DH Jabari Henry homered twice, had four RBIs and scored three times and 3B Zane Gurwitz added three hits.
Sioux City 3, Houston 2 – Box Score
The Sioux City Explorers (46-42) edged the Houston Apollos 3-2 on Tuesday evening and remain just 1.5 games out of the final wildcard spot in the South Division.
The Apollos struck first as CF Aaron Takacs hit a sacrifice fly that plated DH Blake Berry in the top of the first. In the home half, 1B Seamus Curran (2-for-4) singled to right field to score RF Michael Lang (2-for-4) and tie the score. In the third, 3B Jose Sermo doubled to score Lang and then traded places with Curran in the next at-bat to give the Explorers the 3-1 lead.
Houston drew one back in the top of the fifth as RF Gabe Wurtz (2-for-3) hit a lead-off home run but that proved to be the final run of the game.
Fargo-Moorhead 13, Gary SouthShore 5 – Box Score
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (53-35) used a seven-run fifth inning to topple the Gary SouthShore RailCats 13-5.
The RedHawks were trailing 2-0 going into the bottom of the fourth and plated five runs thanks to an RBI single from SS Sam Dexter (3-for-5), 2B Manuel Boscan (2-for-4) reaching on an error that allowed two runs to score and DH Jordan George (2-for-3) hitting a two-run homer. The RailCats pulled back within one in the top of the fifth as C Jackson Smith (2-for-4) hit a two-RBI single.
In the bottom of the fifth, 3B Leobaldo Pina hit an RBI single and RF John Silviano (2-for-3) and Dexter each hit two-run homers. After a pair of walks, George singled home 1B Correlle Prime and after the first out, Boscan scored as C Dylan Kelly reached on a fielder’s choice.
CF Alex Boxwell added a 5-for-5 performance with a pair of runs scored.
Kane County 2, Kansas City 0 – Suspended after 2 Innings
The game between the Kane County Cougars and the Kansas City Monarchs was suspended due to rain after the second inning. The Cougars were leading 2-0 at that time. The game will resume tomorrow, August 25 at 3:30 p.m. and Wednesday’s regularly scheduled contest will begin at 6:30 p.m.. Game two will be a seven-inning game.
The Monarchs have clinched the first playoff spot of 2021 as they are 12 games clear of both Cleburne and Lincoln.
Lincoln at Chicago – Postponed/Rain
The game between the Lincoln Saltdogs and Chicago Dogs was postponed due to rain. The game will be made up tomorrow, August 25 at noon as a seven-inning game. Wednesday’s regularly scheduled game will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will also be a seven-inning contest.