Mark Hamburger became the first American Association pitcher to reach 10 wins, working seven innings as the Saints completed a sweep of the Salina Stockade with a 7-2 victory at CHS Field.

St. Paul (34-27) trails first-place Winniped by a game in the North Division.

Hamburger, who will start Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Ottawa, allowed at least one runner on base in six of his seven innings, but allowed only two runs.

The Saints took a 2-1 lead in the second without benefit of a hit, then broke it open with a five-run fourth that included Ben Buerkle’s two-run double.


• Jack Dahlgren of Chanhassen has verbally committed to swim for the University of Missouri. Dahlgren, who will be a senior this fall, won the 100 backstroke and finished second in the 100 butterfly at the Class 2A state meet earlier this year. Dahlgren won the 100 backstroke in a state-meet record time of 48.28