Brandon Jones homered to left-center field in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a 6-6 tie and the Saltdogs shut the door in the ninth for a 7-6 on the heels of a big weekend series with St. Paul in Lincoln.
Lincoln leads the Saints by four games with just 10 games left in the second. Taking two out of three this weekend would just about wrap up the second half division for Lincoln.
Jones’ shot came off Grand Prairie reliever Greg Krause who had pitched 2.1 scoreless innings in the series. Saltdogs closer Chris Thompson came on to pitch a scoreless ninth inning, preserving the win and earning his 29th save.