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T-Bones Fall in Rubber Match, 9-5

06/26/2011 8:56 PM -

The Kansas City T-Bones (17-25) dropped the rubber match of their three-game series against the Fort Worth Cats (18-23), 9-5, Sunday night at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.
 
With 3,588 on hand the T-Bones took a 1-0 lead against Wade Mackey in the first on an RBI single by Rico Washington. Fort Worth answered immediately, using a solo home run by Jeremy Sauceda to tie the game in the top of the second against Reid Santos (4-3).Kansas City responded as Keanon Simon drove in single runners in both the second and fourth innings to reclaim the lead, 3-1.
 
The Cats rallied back, adding one run in the fifth and three in the sixth to take the final lead of the game, 5-3. In the decisive sixth inning Fort Worth opened with three straight singles, the third coming from Travis Metcalf which tied the game at three. A two-run double by Brian Fryer capped off the inning.

Santos took the loss after allowing five runs on nine hits over six innings of work.

Kansas City added single tallies in the seventh and ninth innings but a four-run eighth by Fort Worth put the game out of reach. Cody White (3-2) picked up the win for the Cats with one and two-thirds perfect innings of relief. Phillip Bartleski earned his first save of the season after allowing two runs over the final four innings for the Cats.

Kyle Dahman surrendered two runs on four hits over one and one-thirds innings in relief of Santos. Steven Stewart was touched for two runs on one hit in two-thirds of an inning and Trent Lare threw a perfect ninth to finish the game for Kansas City.

The Kansas City T-Bones have an off-day on Monday before starting a three-game series with the Winnipeg Goldeyes (25-17) on Tuesday night. First pitch of game one is set for 7:05. The first 2,500 fans to Tuesday’s game will receive a FREE Replica T-Bones Cap courtesy of Sheet Metal Local #2. To secure your seats call 913-328-5618 or visit www.tbonesbaseball.com.