X's pitcher Dan Jurik runs off the field after tagging a runner out at the plate in Sioux City's 3-2 win on Thursday.
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The Sioux City Explorers rallied with two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat Fargo-Moorhead 3-2 on Thursday. With the victory the Explorers snapped an eight game losing streak.
Adrian Martinez infield hit with one out in the ninth inning scored Yusuke Inoguchi from third base with the winning run. Inoguchi had tripled which scored Sam Judah from first base to tie the game at 2-2.
The Explorers took a 1-0 lead in the fifth inning when Peter Barrows led off the inning with his eighth home run of the season.
Fargo-Moorhead would tie the game at 1-1 in the eighth inning on a sacrifice fly RBI by C.J. Retherford. The RedHawks would take a 2-1 lead when they scored an un-earned run in the ninth.
The ninth inning rally for the Explorers started with one out and it gave relief pitcher Chris Bodishbaugh his second win of the season.
It was only the third loss in the last nine games for the North Division leading RedHawks.
The second game of the four-game series between the Explorers and Fargo-Moorhead will be played Friday at Lewis and Clark Park with game time at 7:05pm.
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