The Saltdogs took a 7-3 lead into the ninth inning, but Sioux City rallied with a walk, a single and an error loaded the bases with nobody out. The Explorers scored three runs, but come up short in Lincoln’s 7-6 win
Lincoln scored a run in the first on a Pichi Balet single. The Saltdogs then opened things up with a five-spot in the bottom of the third. Albenis Machado hit a two-run homer, his first of the season. Shawn McGill had an RBI double and Steve Alexander later had a two-run double for a 6-0 lead. Sioux City cut the lead in half in the fifth on a three-run double by Alex Llanos.
Lefty Zac Cline (6-2) earned the win, allowing three runs on five hits in five innings while striking out four.