The Saltdogs jumped on AirHogs starter Jarod Plummer (2-3) with four runs in the second inning en route to a 15-2 win over the American Association South Division Leaders. Argelis Nunez drew a leadoff walk, and was on base with two out when Shawn McGill blasted a two-run home run to left. Roberto Alvarez then drew another walk, and Brandon Jones hit another two-run homer.
That proved to be more than enough for Lincoln starter Jim Paduch (3-2), who allowed just two runs over 5.2 innings pitched. Grand Prairie touched him for single runs in the second and sixth innings, but Paduch pitched out of multiple jams and minimized the damage done against him. Ben Paxton relieved Paduch with two outs and the bases loaded in the sixth inning, got out of the jam with a groundout, and went the rest of the way without allowing a run to earn his first save.
Gavin Dickey, Albenis Machado, Shawn McGill — each drove in three runs. The Saltdogs head to El Paso this weekend.