The Lincoln Saltdogs won twice over St. Paul on Sunday, 14-8 in the completion of a suspended game and 6-2 in the regularly scheduled game. Lincoln picked up the three-game road sweep over the Saints, and now has a four game lead over St. Paul with 13 games to play in the second half.
When play resumed from Saturday’s suspended game, Lincoln held an 8-5 lead in the bottom of the fifth, but St. Paul scored a run to make it 8-6. Steve Alexander’s RBI single in the sixth put the Saltdogs back on top by three runs and Shawn McGill and Shea McFeely each hit a solo home run in the seventh to make the score 11-6. Up 11-8 in the ninth, the Dogs added three more runs.
In the second game, Lincoln starter Tim Brown pitched six innings, allowing no runs on just two hits. St. Paul finally got to Brown in the seventh inning, scoring two runs and putting two more on base, but Chris Thompson came on to strike out the side and earn his 28th save.
The Saltdogs scored three in the third after grabbing a 1-0 lead in the first. Gavin Dickey hit a key two-out, two-run single with the bases loaded, and McFeely followed with an RBI single of his own. The Dogs added more than enough insurance with a two run double by Rafael Alvarez.