Three-run seventh sinks T-Bones

The Goldeyes scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh and held off the T-Bones for the final six outs in a 7-5 win over Kansas City at Shaw Park in Winnipeg, Canada, on Wednesday night.

Winnipeg took an early 1-0 lead in the second inning when Luis Allen came in to score on a two-out fielding error by shortstop Darrell Hudson.

The T-Bones responded, however, with a four-run third inning, taking a 4-1 lead. Kansas City got back-to-back singles from Brian Erie and Hudson followed by a walk to T.J. Mittelstaedt that loaded the bases. The T-Bones then got RBI hits from Bryan Sabatella (2) and David Espinosa. The T-Bones had another bases loaded opportunity in the third when Jonny Kaplan was intentionally walked to bring Nick Schawaner to the plate. Schwaner grounded into a double play that ended the threat.

Holding onto a 4-3 lead, starter Rick Zagone turned the ball over to the bullpen, but Jared Messer (1-1) gave up four runs in 1 2/3 innings pitched, including three in the bottom of the seventh.

The T-Bones got the leadoff man aboard in the eighth and ninth innings, but were unable to solve the Goldeyes bullpen for the second consecutive game.

The win gave Winnipeg (30-14) its seventh win in a row, and Kansas City (22-23) dropped its second in a row, and fell back below .500.

The two teams conclude their three-game series Thursday night at 6 in Winnipeg. All of the action can be heard on 1660-AM or online at

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T-Bones sign pitcher Gordon

The T-Bones have signed right-handed pitcher Derek Gordon.

Gordon, who is a younger brother of Royals’ outfielder Alex Gordon, was a four-year starter at Park University where he posted a career record of 24-8 with a 3.35 ERA and 172 strikeouts in 212 innings pitched. Gordon has the most career wins and strikeouts in school history, setting both marks during his senior season.

The 6-foot-6, 220-pound Gordon went 6-3 with a 3.12 ERA and 52 strikeouts for the Pirates in 2014, leading the team in all three categories.

He was expected to be ready to play in the current Winnipeg three-game series.

In other roster moves, the T-Bones have placed pitcher Mike Nannini on irrevocable waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release, and they have placed pitcher Derek Loera on the disabled list.

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Dotte Trot to benefit SAFE fund

The Dotte Trot, a 5K and 10K run, will be run at 8 a.m. Sept. 27 at Wyandotte County Lake park, 9100 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, Kan.

All proceeds from the run benefit the Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment Fund. SAFE supports the families of law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency service personnel in the Kansas City metropolitan area who have died while protecting the community and citizens.

The event is limited to 500 participants. For early registration, visit