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X's rally and earn split with Wichita; top Wingnuts 5-3

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Alberto Espinosa slides in safely in the third inning. Alberto Espinosa slides in safely in the third inning.

X's lefty Richard Salazar pitched six strong innings and Jimmer Kennedy picked up the victory tossing two shutout innings in relief, as Sioux City downed Wichita 5-3.

After losing the first two of the four game series, the X's won the final two to earn the split.

Salazar struck out seven.

Trailing 1-0 in the third, with a runner on second Leugim Barroso sent a high chopper up the middle, which was bobbled by the shortstop, allowing Alberto Espinosa to score.

Down 2-1 in the fifth,  with one down, it was outfielder Eliezer Mesa singling to right to tie the game at two a piece.

Down 3-2 heading into the eighth, with two outs and the bases loaded, Sam Judah provided the hit the team needed, connecting for a three run double to put Sioux City out front 5-3.

Sioux City begins a three game set with Winnipeg on Tuesday.  First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. at Lewis and Clark Park.

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