Photo Credit: Sean Rice
ST. PAUL, MN –The St. Paul Saints defeated the Winnipeg Goldeyes (27-30) by a score of 7-3 Sunday evening at CHS Field.
The Goldeyes served as the home team.
St. Paul (28-29) scored in each of the first three innings. Two batters into the game Chuck Taylor hit an RBI single to centre field to give the Saints a 1-0 lead. In the second inning John Silviano hit a two-run home run to centre field to make it 3-0 St. Paul and a solo shot by Taylor to lead off the third made the score 4-0 Saints.
Chris Chinea belted a three-run homer in the fifth to give St. Paul a 7-0 lead.
The Goldeyes scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning when RBI singles by John Nester and Jonathan Moroney cut the St. Paul lead to 7-2.
Winnipeg closed out the scoring in the bottom of the ninth when Jordan George came home on a Moroney ground out.
Saints starter Mike Devine (4-3) earned the victory allowing two earned runs on five hits while striking out 13 batters.
Mitch Lambson (4-4) was saddled with the loss, surrendering all seven St. Paul runs and striking out seven.
Winnipeg’s loss combined with the Sioux Falls Canaries’ 11-9 win over the Chicago Dogs eliminated the Goldeyes from post-season contention.
The Goldeyes now travel to Franklin, Wisconsin for their final series of the regular season against the playoff-bound Milwaukee Milkmen. Winnipeg will again be the home team on the scoreboard for the three-game set which gets underway Tuesday at 6:35 PM. Neither club has announced their pitching rotation. All the action can be heard locally on 93.7 FM CJNU and worldwide at www.cjnu.ca.
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