SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Despite a strong start from Mitchell Clegg, the Sioux Falls Pheasants could not overcome the St. Paul Saints in a 5-3 loss Saturday night at Midway Stadium. St. Paul finally overtook the Pheasants for good in the seventh inning. Trailing 3-2 in a back-and-forth affair, St. Paul rallied for three runs on five straight hits. Back-to-back singles from Jim Rapoport and Shane Costa tied the game and gave the Saints the lead. Dan Cooper’s (1-2) wild pitch allowed another run to score. Cooper suffered the loss in relief. Saints starter Robert Coe, pitching on short rest, matched Clegg with a quality start of his own. He allowed three runs on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings. Reid Mahon (1-2) earned the win in relief, tossing 1 1/3 scoreless innings. Cory Morales paced the Pheasants with a 3-for-5 performance. He cracked two doubles and now has six hits, three for extra bases, in the series. The two teams wrap up their 3 game series in St. Paul this afternoon.
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