09/07/2015 3:28 PM
GARY, IN – The Kansas City T-Bones scored five first inning runs, but Gary scored, five eighth inning runs to stun Kansas City 9-7, Monday afternoon at the US Steelyard.
Kansas City roared out of the gate with five first inning runs, capped by a three-run home run by Kyle Robinson, to jumpstart a 5-0 lead. The T-Bones added another run in the third inning with Adam Bailey's 17th home run of the season, giving Kansas City a 6-2 lead. Sergio Leon added an RBI single in the fifth inning, which plated Bailey, and Kansas City held a 7-4 lead.
The Railcats down 7-4 in the bottom of the eighth inning, erupted with five runs against Kansas City reliever Aaron Baker (4-5), to take a late 9-7 lead. The big blow, was a one-out grandslam home run by Adam Taylor, with one out in the inning.
Kansas City added two hits in the ninth inning, but failed to tie the game. The loss ends Kansas City's season one game below .500, with a final record of 49-50.
Despite Kansas City starting the season 1-10, the T-Bones put together an impressive run in June and July, and put Kansas City into the Wild Card race up until late last week.