The St. Paul Saints scored five runs in the second inning off former Saints pitcher Luis Villarreal, sparking them to a 12-8 victory over the host Winnipeg Goldeyes in American Association baseball Monday.

Villarreal had a 5-0 record and a 1.82 ERA going into the game and was staked to a 3-0 first-inning lead. But the Saints came back in the second, with Ronnie Bourquin providing a two-run single.

The victory allowed the Saints (30-18) to take a two-game lead over the Goldeyes (28-20) in the league's North Division.


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