07/02/2017 8:15 PM -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (July 2, 2017)
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Three hits from Kris Goodman and two shutout innings from Jake Matthys and Drasen Johnson in relief led the Gary SouthShore RailCats to a 5-4 win over the St. Paul Saints on Sunday evening at CHS Field in front of 10,143 fans. The win gave Gary their fourth consecutive series and was the RailCats first series victory against St. Paul since July 6, 2014.
Gary (24-19) took an early 1-0 lead on the first of four total homers hit on the night. With two outs in the top of the first, Colin Willis pulled his team-high-tying fifth long ball of the year over the right field wall.
Goodman doubled Gary’s lead with an opposite field homer over the wall in right to leadoff the top of the second. The homer for Goodman was his first as a RailCat and his first since going deep with the GCL Marlins on June 25, 2015.
St. Paul (27-15) tied the game at 2-2 on Tony Thomas’ two-run home run. Gallas led off the inning with a single before Thomas blasted his team-leading 11th home run over the right field wall.
Gary went back in front with another run in the sixth. Goodman reached on an error to begin the inning before James Alfonso flipped a double into right-center, giving the RailCats runners on second and third. Ryan Fitzgerald then made it 4-3 with a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Goodman.
Anthony Gallas evened the game at 3-3 with a home run to leadoff the bottom of the sixth. The homer was Gallas’ second hit of the game and the final of four combined home runs on the night.
Vinny Nittoli (1-1) was charged with the loss in relief. Nittoli allowed an unearned run on two hits and a walk in 1.2 innings.
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