Sioux Falls starter Joe Bircher needed one good pitch to get out of a one-out, bases loaded jam in the seventh inning. He got the groundball he needed, but a throwing error allowed two runs to score, giving the St. Paul Saints the 3-2 lead, and a win over the Canaries on Sunday evening.
The Sioux Falls Canaries announced three key signings on Monday, receiving pitcher Josh Giles from the Amarillo Sox in exchange for a player to be named later while inking free agent outfielder Drew Muren and catcher Dallas Tarleton.
The Sioux Falls Canaries finished the 2013 campaign on a high note, beating the Amarillo Sox 4-3 to capture the rubber game and season finale. The win also eliminated the Sox from playoff contention in the American Association.