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Robby Kuzdale saw a nearly two-week hitting streak end Saturday night.

He might’ve started a new one Sunday afternoon in a 9-2 win over the Lincoln Saltdogs at Haymarket Park in Lincoln, Neb.

Kuzdale, who went hitless in four at-bats Saturday, which ended his 13-game hitting streak, had a 3-for-4 game, including a home run, Sunday as the T-Bones won the series against the Saltdogs.

Kansas City jumped ahead early against Lincoln starter Kevin McGovern (2-1).

The first swing of the game gave the T-Bones a 1-0 lead as T.J. Mittelstaedt launched his 11th home run of the season into the right-field bullpen.

Four batters later, Bryan Sabatella squeezed a base hit under the glove of Lincoln second baseman Luis Nunez, allowing Matt Padgett to score from second and giving the T-Bones an early 2-0 lead.

Lincoln would tie the game against T-Bones starting pitcher Andy Noga with a two-run homer from Brian Joynt in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Jared Messer (2-2) relieved Noga with one out in the fifth and picked up the win after pitching two-thirds of an inning.

Kansas City took the lead for good in the top of the sixth on an RBI double by Danny Richar and an RBI single by Nick Schwaner.

The T-Bones broke the game open in the ninth inning as they sent 10 batters to the plate and came away with five runs against Jhonny Montoya, including Kuzdale’s homer.

The T-Bones (33-35) will have Monday and Tuesday off for the American Association All-Star Game, before beginning a four-game series at Gary SouthShore on Wednesday night.

Box score: http://www.pointstreak.com/baseball/boxscoretext.html?gameid=178049
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Kansas City got a home run from Ray Sadler in the eighth inning, but it was too little, too late as the T-Bones dropped a 3-1 decision to Lincoln on Saturday night at Haymarket Park in Lincoln, Neb.

Kyle DeVore pitched well enough to keep Kansas City in the game, but he didn’t get the offensive support through his 5 innings of work. DeVore (3-4) allowed two runs, both in the fourth inning. Tyler Smith grounded out to Vladimir Frias, but Mike Gilmartin, who led off the inning with a double, was able to score from third. One batter later, Chad Mozingo ripped an RBI double in right-centerfield that scored Matt Forgatch and expanded the Saltdogs lead to 2-0.

The Saltdogs scored an additional run off T-Bones reliever Hamilton Bennett in the sixth inning after Tyler Smith started the inning with a walk and then came around to score on an Ian Gac sacrifice fly to deep center.

Lincoln starting pitcher Zach Varce (3-6) held Kansas City to just three hits in 6 shutout innings. The T-Bones got only five hits in the game, one night after knocking 18 in a win.

The lone run for Kansas City came in the eighth inning, when Ray Sadler belted a solo homer off Saltdogs reliever Connor Spink, making it a 3-1 T-Bones deficit.

Marshall Schuler (23) pitched a scoreless ninth inning against Kansas City.

The T-Bones (32-35) look to take the rubber match from Lincoln (34-31) Sunday afternoon at Haymarket Park with first pitch slated for 2:05.

Box score: http://www.pointstreak.com/baseball/boxscoretext.html?gameid=178043

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The T-Bones will hold an open tryout at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at CommunityAmerica Ballpark, Kansas City, Kan.

Three contestants will advance to the first round of the softball Home Run Challenge post-game Aug. 3.

Contestants should bring their own bat, pitcher and $10, which will include a general admission ticket to the game and a $5 donation to Harvesters.

The number of contestants will be capped at 100 persons.

The Home Run Challenge will start after the conclusion of the 5:05 p.m. Aug. 3 game at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.

Jose Canseco, Oakland A’s slugger, will make an appearance to participate in the Home Run Challenge Aug. 3. The event is a benefit for Harvesters.

Canseco, along with professional softball home-run hitter Jeremy Isenhower, will participate in the second and final round of the softball Home Run Challenge.

One of the contestants from the first round will advance to the finals to square off against Canseco and Isenhower.