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Thursday: Lincoln 5, Kansas City 4

What went right: Chris McMurray hit two home runs and P.J. Zocchi tied a club record for saves in a season as the Saltdogs edged the T-Bones. The Saltdogs tallied the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning on David Espinosa's single that scored Sean Smith, who led off with a triple. McMurray's first home run was a two-run, opposite field shot to open the game's scoring in the top of the second. He later belted a solo shot to lead off the sixth, his 15th of the year. Pete Parise (6-5) pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing two hits with two strikeouts to earn the win. Zocchi worked a scoreless ninth for his 22nd save, equaling Chris Weidert's club record set in 2001 and equaled in 2002. Tony Butler pitched six innings in his return start for the Saltdogs, allowing no earned runs on four hits while striking out eight. At one point Butler struck out seven T-Bones in a row.

* What went wrong: The Saltdogs committed three errors in the game which led to three unearned runs for Kansas City.

* Up next: Lincoln returns home Friday to open a three-game set with Amarillo at 7:05 p.m. 

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