SAINT PAUL, Minn. — The Saltdogs (21-17) overcame a big deficit early but ultimately fell to the St. Paul Saints (19-19) 6-4 in front of 4,668 fans at Midway Stadium Tuesday night.
Lincoln spotted the Saints to a four-run first inning lead, committing two errors which led to four unearned runs.
The 'Dogs tied the game in the top of the third thanks to five consecutive two-out singles.
St. Paul then took the lead on a Brad Boyer RBI fielder's choice in the fifth and padded their advantage with a Jose Hernandez run-scoring single in the eighth.
Wes Roemer (4-4) pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on 12 hits to pick up the win. Mike Burns (2-2) pitched very well in defeat, going seven innings while allowing just one earned run on eight hits. Matt Meyer worked a perfect ninth to earn his eighth save.
The Saltdogs have outhit St. Paul in each of the first two games this week, but have dropped both decisions. With the loss Tuesday, the Saltdogs clinched their first road series loss of the year.
David Espinosa, Tyler Goodro and Brian Embery each had multi-hit games in the losing effort.
Lincoln will look to avoid the sweep Wednesday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. Moises Melendez (2-0, 3.12) will face Luke Anderson (1-2, 5.82). Radio coverage begins at 1 p.m. on www.kfor1240.com and the KFOR 1240 mobile app.