Sunday: Lincoln 13, Sioux City 7.
What went right: Brandon Jacobs hit a pair of three-run homers, the first of which gave the Saltdogs a 9-5 lead in the fourth inning they would never relinquish Sunday in Sioux City, Iowa. Cesar Valera went 4-for-6 with three runs, and Randolph Oduber was 3-for-6 with a homer, three RBIs and two runs. Pitcher Seth Webster got his first victory since July 16 to improve to 5-4. The win gave the Saltdogs their first three-game sweep since the all-star break. With 14 games left in the season, Lincoln has a six-game lead over Gary SouthShore in the Central Division.
What went wrong: Webster struggled to keep the Explorers under control, allowing the six runs on seven hits and three walks. Leadoff man Joe Robbins was the only Saltdog batter to not get a hit (but he did walk twice).
Streaks: The Saltdogs have won four straight.
Dog bytes: The Saltdogs signed infielder Juan Martinez on Saturday and activated right-hander Cameron McVey (hamstring) from the disabled list. Martinez played 14 games for the Saltdogs last season, hitting .260 with eight RBIs and five runs. This season he played 100 games for Veracruz in the triple-A Mexican League, hitting .278 with 11 home runs and 54 RBIs. The Saltdogs also put outfielder Matty Johnson on the inactive list.
Next: The Saltdogs return to Haymarket Park to face Gary SouthShore at noon Monday for a special eclipse game. The first 3,500 fans will receive eclipse glasses. The game will stop so everyone can watch the eclipse. The Saltdogs will be wearing eclipse-themed jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game.