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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • Saltdogs cool off Explorers

  • On a record-setting night for their closer, the Saltdogs (45-37) shutout the red-hot Sioux City Explorers (39-46) 3-0 in front of 669 fans at Lewis and Clark Park Thursday night.
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  • On a record-setting night for their closer, the Saltdogs (45-37) shutout the red-hot Sioux City Explorers (39-46) 3-0 in front of 669 fans at Lewis and Clark Park Thursday night.
      Marshall Schuler struck out Carlos Escobar, capping a hitless ninth to notch his American Association record-setting 31st save of the season.   Justin Kuks (5-4) was fantastic for Lincoln, starting the game with 6 1/3 innings of two-hit ball - and one of those two came on a bunt - to earn the victory. Trey Barham pitched 1 2/3 hitless frames of relief to continue his sterling stretch of bullpen service.   Chad Mozingo, in his return from the disabled list, blasted a two-run homer in the fourth inning to extend Lincoln's lead to 3-0.   After Mike Gilmartin doubled to begin the second, Matt Forgatch sent a broken-bat RBI single to center to open the game's scoring.   Lincoln has now won 10 of 12, as they snapped a six-game win streak for Sioux City, and lead Gary by two and a half games at the top of the Central division.   The clubs are back at it Friday night at 7:05 p.m. for the second of the four-game series. For the 'Dogs, it'll be RHP Nick Green (3-4, 5.11) against RHP John Straka (6-5, 4.38). Radio coverage begins at 6:35 p.m. on KFOR 1240.
     

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