LINCOLN -- The Lincoln Saltdogs beat the Sioux City Explorers 2-1 Wednesday night, to take the midweek series. Mike Burns (2-1) pitched eight innings, allowing just one run on six hits while striking out six and walking one to earn the victory. Dan Carroll tied the game in the bottom of the fifth with a solo home run to left, his fourth of the season. Following a Sean O'Connell sacrifice bunt in the seventh, Carroll hit a sac fly to right center to give Lincoln the 2-1 lead. The Saltdogs embark on a seven-game road trip up north beginning Thursday night. Lincoln will face Winnipeg at 7 p.m.