07/31/2018 11:36 PM -
SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Kansas City T-Bones did all the high-flying Tuesday night at the “birdcage,” launching three home runs in a 13-hit attack in a 8-4 win over the Sioux Falls Canaries at Sioux Falls Stadium. Lucas Irvine tossed six workman-like innings to get the win in the first game of the six-game road swing.
The last day of July saw a first for Alay Lago with his first multi RBI game as a T-Bone. He was not alone as Mason Davis added three RBIs in the win. The T-Bones jumped on Miles Nordgren in the first inning. Dylan Tice reached base on an error by second baseman Patrick Fiala to start the game. The T-Bones would then load the bases and get a pair of fielder’s choice RBIs from Mason Davis and Adrian Nieto. Lago then drove in his first run of the game with a single to left to make the score 3-0 KC.
The Canaries answered with a single run off Irvine in the home half of the first, but KC again got rolling in the second. Mason Davis hit a two-run homer to right to make it 5-0, and then Colin Walsh hit a solo blast out of the “cage” to the parking lot to make it 6-1.
The Canaries did answer again in the bottom of the second to make it 6-2, but Kansas City chased Nordgren in the top of the third. With two outs, Mason Davis hit a sac fly to center to bring home Logan Moon who singled to start the inning, extending the lead to 7-2. Reliever Luis Pollorena was able to get out of the inning without the T-Bones doing anymore damage. Irvine then retired the next six batters and nine of 10 to keep the momentum on the T-Bones’ side.
Sioux Falls did grab two more off Irvine with two outs in the sixth to cut the lead to 7-4, and the final high-flying ball was a solo shot by Lago to left off Pollorena to make it 8-4 in the seventh. In the bottom of the inning, the Canaries loaded the bases with one out, but Marcus Crescentini struck out Mike Hart and David Bergin after a two-out walk to keep the Canaries from making a late run. Jackson Lowery worked a 1-2-3 ninth to close out the game.
Irvine (5-2) picked up the win while Nordgren dropped to (0-4). KC moved back to a franchise high 21 games above .500 at (43-23) and remain a game and a half clear of Wichita in the Southern Division for second place and the wild card spot for post season play. The Canaries dropped to (26-41).
The teams will meet again Wednesday night at 7:05 pm with Tommy Collier (6-3, 3.20) set to take the ball for KC. He will face fellow righty Dylan Thompson (4-6, 5.29) for the yellow birds. The game can be heard on the T-Bones Broadcast Network.
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