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Saints win American Association Championship with sweep of Sioux City

Saints win American Association Championship with sweep of Sioux City Photo: KSTP

Updated: September 16, 2019 08:41 AM

It was a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 5 that sent the St. Paul Saints to their last championship in 2004.

The 2019 Saints didn’t need five games, but they got the grand slam.  

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Chesny Young, who had just six home runs in 505 games entering this season, hit the most memorable home run of his career. His grand slam in the sixth inning gave the Saints their first lead of the night as they went on to sweep the Sioux City Explorers in the American Association Finals, with a 6-3 victory on Saturday night at CHS Field in front of 5,353.

This is the first title for the Saints in the American Association and they have now won championships in 1993, their first ever season, 1995, 1996 and 2004 to go along with this season.

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