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X's avoid sweep with 9-6 win over Fargo-Moorhead

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Sioux City is back on the field Monday against Kansas City. Sioux City is back on the field Monday against Kansas City.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -  Sioux City jumped out to an 8-0 lead, but had to hold off a furious 9th inning rally from Fargo-Moorhead to secure a 9-6 win Sunday night at Lewis & Clark Park.

With the victory, the X's improve to 9-19 at home this season and avoid being swept by the RedHawks.

The Explorers jumped on Fargo-Moorhead starter Drew Bowlin in the top of the first inning, scoring four runs in the opening frame.

After a leadoff walk and single, Rene Tosoni drove in Oscar Mesa and Michael Lang with a standup triple.

Andres Perez added added an RBI single to give the X's a 3-0 lead.  Peter Barrows rounded out the big inning with an RBI double.

Leading 5-0 in the 2nd, Perez added two more ribbies on an infield single.

That was all the run support starter Patrick Johnson needed.

The 26-year old righty scatted four hits and gave up one run in eight strong innings of work.

He also struck out seven.

Sioux City is back on the field Monday to begin a three game series against Kansas City.

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