Rene Tosoni scores a run in Sioux City's 2-0 win at Winnipeg on Thursday.
Thursday night at Shaw Park, three Sioux City Explorers pitchers combined on a seven-hit 2-0 shutout as the Xs came to Winnipeg and swept the Fish right out of their own ballpark.
Tuesday night, starter Patrick Johnson beat the Goldeyes 2-1; on Wednesday, John Straka beat Winnipeg 9-2; and on Thursday, Greg Holt beat the Fish 2-0. In three games at home, the hottest bats in the American Association could muster only three runs.
With the loss, the Fish fell to 34-17 on the season, still in first place in the American Association’s North Division, 6 1/2 games ahead of second place St. Paul. Sioux City is 23-30 and 16-13 on the road.
Thursday night, the Explorers scored twice in the first inning on a single by Oscar Mesa, a double by Rene Tosoni, a sacrifice fly off the bat of Andres Perez and an RBI single by Peter Barrows.
And that was it for the offense. Goldeyes starter Nick Hernandez settled down and did allow another run. Holt, the Sioux City starter, pitched six strong innings and was picked up by Greg Broussard and Rob Wort out of the bullpen.
Sioux City finished with two runs on 10 hits, while Winnipeg couldn’t scratch out a run on seven scattered hits.
Holt (3-7, 5.02 ERA) got the win for the Explorers while Hernandez (5-1, 3.69 ERA) suffered the loss. Wort got the save.
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