Railcats Keep Wild Card Lead
St. Paul, MN – Cristian Guerrero hit a three-run home run in support of Alain Quijano’s return from the disabled list as the RailCats held on late to a 6-3 victory over the St. Paul Saints. With the win the RailCats (53-39) swept the Saints (45-48) and kept a one a half game lead in the wild card chase with Winnipeg’s victory.
The Saints jumped on the board first with an RBI single by Brian Burgamy in the first inning. Alain Quijano avoided further damage in the inning by getting Joey Becker to ground into a double play to end the inning. It was 1-0 Saints after one inning.
In the fourth, the RailCats tied the game. Reid Fronk singled to begin the inning and moved to third on Craig Maddox’s base hit to left. Cristian Guerrero then reached on a throwing error by Trevor Hairgrove to tie the game. The RailCats stranded the bases loaded in the inning.
The RailCats finally got a big swing from Cristian Guerrero in the fifth inning. With runners on the corners and two out, Guerrero hit a line drive three-run to left-center to take a 4-1 lead. It was Guerrero’s fourth homer of the year and just the 17th by the ‘Cats this season.
The win gave the RailCats their 11th win in 13 games against St. Paul and their third sweep of the season against the Saints.
The RailCats will have an off day on Monday and begin a four-game series with the Kansas City T-Bones on Tuesday night. Listen live to the RailCats and T-Bones beginning at 7:00 p.m. on 89.1 FM The Lakeshore and RailCatsBaseball.com on Tuesday night.