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Dog Dish: Cleburne bashes five homers, romps past Saltdogs
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Dog Dish: Cleburne bashes five homers, romps past Saltdogs

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Saturday: Cleburne 14, Lincoln 5.

What went wrong: Cleburne's offense got rocking early, scoring nine runs on nine hits against Saltdog starter Greg Minier. The long ball played a big part as the Railroaders hit five home runs, including two from Skyler Ewing. 

The relief corps wasn't too helpful, either, as Josh Norwood replaced Minier only to give up five runs in two innings. 

What went right: Despite giving up 14 runs, Lincoln created some offense of its own, scoring five runs on 11 hits. Justin Byrd hit his 14th home run of the season, going 2-for-5 with two RBIs. 

Dog bytes: Cleburne's win Saturday extends the gap between the Railroaders and Saltdogs to 2½ games as both hold wild-card playoff positions. 

Up next: Lincoln and Cleburne are scheduled to finish out their four-game series with a Sunday matinee. First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m. 

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