Henry Belts 11th Homer In Loss To Saints
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ST. PAUL, MINN -- A seven-run third inning made the difference for the St. Paul Saints on Tuesday night; they knocked off the Sioux Falls Canaries 11-4 at CHS Field to even their teams' four-game series at a game apiece.
Jabari Henry hit a two-run home run for Sioux Falls, his 11th of the year and second in as many games.
Max Murphy opened the scoring in the third with a two-run double, and later scored on a two-run single by Brady Shoemaker later in the frame.
Dante Bichette, Jr. capped off the third with a three-run homer, his fifth of the season.
Joey Wong extended the lead to 9-0 with a two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth, his first home run as a Saint.
Canaries starter Mark Seyler left the game after four innings. He allowed nine runs on nine hits.
The Birds got on the board in the fifth when David Bergin hit a sacrifice fly to score Patrick Fiala, making it 9-1.
Wong struck again for St. Paul in the bottom of the fifth, knocking a two-run single off of Dimitri Kourtis. That made it 11-1 Saints.
Canaries left fielder Mike Hart reached on a one-out single in the sixth inning, extending his hitting streak to 18 games. The streak is the longest active hitting streak in the league, and is tied for the longest hitting streak by a Canary this season.
Hart later scored the Birds' second run on a wild pitch from Saints starter Eddie Medina, making it 11-2 St. Paul.
Medina allowed two runs (one earned) over six innings of work, earning the win. He allowed five hits and three walks while striking out six.
Henry's homer in the seventh scored David Bergin, bringing the game to its final score.
The Canaries and Saints meet up for an afternoon game Wednesday at 1 p.m. Miles Nordgren gets the start for Sioux Falls; St. Paul's starter has not yet been announced. Birds fans can listen to the game on Sioux Falls Sports Radio 98.1 FM and AM 1230 KWSN or online on kwsn.com and the KWSN app.