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Sunday: Lincoln 11, Texas 0

What went right: Joe Bircher, Derek Gordon and Trevor Lubking combined to limit the AirHogs to two hits while striking out 13 at Haymarket Park.

Meanwhile, eight different Saltdogs recorded a hit, including designate hitter Curt Smith, who had a team-high three hits while adding two RBIs. Lincoln finished with 13 hits, and eight of them were doubles.

Bircher improved to 6-7. The left-hander pitched six innings, striking out eight batters. Gordon pitched two scoreless innings, and Lubking pitched a scoreless ninth.

The Saltdogs took a 4-0 lead into the seventh inning before breaking open the game with five runs in the frame. Smith and Dashenko Ricardo each had two-run hits in the inning.

Bircher's effort comes after he threw 152 pitches Tuesday.

What went wrong: On this day, very little.

Dog bytes: Lincoln tied a season high for margin of victory. ... The Saltdogs pitched their second shutout in four games. ... The Saltdogs are 46-46.

What's next: Texas and Lincoln continue their series at 6:45 p.m. Monday at Haymarket Park.

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