What went right: Lincoln continued its red-hot success in August at Haymarket Park, extending its home winning streak to seven games behind a seven-inning performance from starting pitcher Ricky Knapp. Lincoln also scored two seventh-inning runs that broke a 2-2 tie and gave Knapp his fourth win of the season. The Saltdogs, 7-0 at home in August, continued their small-ball mentality in the series as Ivan Marin recorded two base-hit bunts, including one that led to a Sioux Falls error that allowed Lincoln to take a 3-2 lead in the seventh. Christian Ibarra added a sacrifice fly that completed the two-run inning.
What went wrong: After Lincoln took a 1-0 lead after the first inning, Sioux Falls tied the game in the top of the second with a solo home run from Clint Coulter. The Canaries took a 2-1 lead in the fifth.
Dog bytes: Lincoln (3) Sioux Falls (4) combined for seven bunt attempts with five being successful base hits.
What's next: The Saltdogs continue their homestand with a three-game series against the Chicago Dogs starting Monday at 7 p.m.
The middle part of the Goldeyes' lineup gave Lincoln fits. Kyle Martin, batting fourth, Willy Garcia, batting fifth, combined for four hits and six RBIs in Winnipeg as the Goldeyes completed a three-game sweep.