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T-Bones Back With 14-Hit Flurry, Win 13-6

08/07/2005 8:34 PM - One night after being no-hit for the first time in franchise history, the Kansas City T-Bones pounded out fourteen hits and beat the Joliet JackHammers, 13-6. Kansas City's second batter of the game, Eric Vega, smacked a single, and two batters later Ray Brown hit his fifth home run of the season to stake the T-Bones to a 3-0 lead. Joe Goodmann, making his second start of the season, made the lead hold up for Kansas City.

The T-Bones would hit three homers on the day: Brown's first-inning moon shot to right, Sean Flynn's second of the season in the second inning, and a solo homer from Greg Jacobs in the eighth. Jacobs, who pounded out five hits in six at-bats in the game, scored three times for Kansas City and drove in three runs, including a ninth-inning two-run single.

Goodmann (W, 5-0) worked a career-long 5 1/3 innings and was helped by solid defense by the T-Bones, who were error-free for the second consecutive game. The righthander out of Milwaukee had a large contingent present, which saw him allow three runs, all earned, in picking up his fifth win in as many decisions.

Joliet righthander Jason Shelley (L, 5-9) allowed seven runs in 4 1/3 innings on the way to his ninth loss of the season. Shelley departed early in a six-run fifth inning in which the T-Bones scored three times against him and thrice against reliever Steve Dunham. The big blow in the frame came off the bat of Rafael Rodriguez, a two-run single with two outs. Rodriguez came into the game for Rick Prieto, who left in the bottom of the second inning with an undisclosed injury.

The T-Bones have Monday off before heading to Lincoln for a three-game series with the first-place Saltdogs.