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  • Minor-league team completes wild comeback with unique walkoff

    Mark Townsend at Big League Stew1 day ago

    Thanks to one of the craziest endings you could ever imagine, the St. Paul Saints defeated the Winnipeg Goldeyes 12-11 on Saturday night.

    Truth be told, it may have been the craziest finish in the now 11-year history of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.

    When you think of walkoffs, you think of dramatic home runs, bloop singles that split three defenders, walk-off walks even. Never though do you envision the winning run scoring on a strikeout.

    That's exactly what happened here. With the game tied and the winning run on third, Saints pinch-hitter Aaron Gretz swung and missed a 3-2 pitch in the dirt. The ball then went between the legs of catcher Carlton Tanabe, allowing the winning run to race home and Gretz to reach first base, where he was mobbed as if he'd gotten a hit.

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