LINCOLN -- Brandon Jacobs two-run double capped a ninth inning rally as Lincoln edged Sioux City 5-4 in Sunday's American Association baseball contest at Haymarket Park.

Jacobs' two-out hit was one of four in the bottom of the ninth for the Saltdogs off Explorers closer P.J. Francescon.

Lincoln, the Central Division leaders, salvaged a split of the four-game series with the come-from-behind victory.

Sioux City appeared in line to get out of the ninth inning after recording the second out of the frame at home plate when Joe Robbins tried to score from second on a base hit from Curt Smith.

A fielding error, though, loaded the bases prior to Jacobs at bat.

Sioux City (39-41) jumped out early plating a pair of runs in the top of the first inning on an RBI singles from Jayce Ray and LeVon Washington.

Explorers lefty Kramer Sneed had a strong start before running into trouble in the sixth when he yielded three runs.

Randolph Oduber hit a solo homer and two batters later Dashenko Ricardo's two-run homer gave the Saltdogs the lead at 3-2.

Sioux City immediately tied the game in the top of the seventh on Washington's ninth home run of the season.

The Explorers took a 4-3 lead with a single run in the eighth getting a two-out RBI single from Tyler Ogle.

Sneed allowed seven hits while pitching into the seventh inning.

Sioux City had just six hits in the contest off three Lincoln pitchers, getting two from Washington and two from Joe Bennie.

After a day off Monday, Sioux City opens a six-game homestand on Tuesday against Fargo-Moorhead.


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