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Canaries Smack Three Homers To Rally Past Fargo-Moorhead

Sioux Falls, SD – The Sioux Falls Canaries snapped a three-game losing skid on Wednesday, rallying past Fargo-Moorhead 7-6 at the Bird Cage.

After three scoreless frames, the RedHawks took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth when a run scored on a groundball double play. But Mike Hart answered with a two-run homerun in the bottom of the inning to put the Birds in front.

Shamoy Christopher led off the top of the fifth with a triple and scored on an Ozzie Martinez single. Martinez went on to cross home plate on a bases loaded walk drawn by Jabari Henry. 

Fargo-Moorhead cut into the lead with an RBI single in the sixth inning but Trevor Achenbach cranked a solo homerun in the bottom half to rebuild a three-run cushion.

The RedHawks, though, struck for four runs in their half of the eighth inning with a sacrifice fly followed by a go-ahead three-run homerun.

Hunter Clanin ripped a solo shot to tie the game in the bottom of the eighth. Christopher followed with his second triple of the night before scoring on a sacrifice fly from Martinez.

Charlie Hasty faced the minimum in the ninth inning as he secured his league-leading 14th save.

Seven different Canaries finished with a hit as the Birds improve to 29-36 overall. The three-game series with the RedHawks will wrap up Thursday at 6:35pm.

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