B. J. Boyd and Mark Contreras lead the Saints.
ST. PAUL 7, IOWA 5 IN ST. PAUL
The Saints trailed 4-0, but cut it to 4-3 after five and scored three in the sixth. Mark Contreras hit a two-run homer to give the Saints the lead.
Batting stars: B. J. Boyd was 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs. Ben Rortvedt was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer (his fifth) and a double. Tomas Telis was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Contreras was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, his seventeenth.
Pitching stars: Chandler Shepherd struck out four in 3.2 scoreless innings, giving up a hit and a walk. Ryan Mason struck out two in a scoreless inning, giving up one hit.
Opposition stars: Christopher Morel was 2-for-3 with a walk. Andrew Romine was 2-for-3. Jared Young was 2-for-5 with a double.
Starter: Bryan Sammons struck out three in three innings but allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk.
Good stats: Miranda is batting .338. Gilberto Celestino was 0-for-3 and is batting .305.
Bad stats: Shepherd has an ERA of 5.54. Sammons has an ERA of 6.85.
Record: The Saints are 1-1 in the "final stretch", tied for eleventh in AAA, 1.5 games behind Jacksonville.
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