Winnipeg mashes Barnes, T-Bones

Winnipeg scored six runs with two outs Sunday afternoon, as they cruised to a 9-3 win over Kansas City at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan.

The Goldeyes wasted no time scoring in this game, putting three runs on the scoreboard in the first frame against starter Casey Barnes (2-1). Their third run of the inning, an RBI single by Reggie Abercrombie that scored Casey Haerther, came with two outs.

After Barnes retired Winnipeg in order in the second, the Goldeyes went on to score five runs during the next three innings, all with two outs. In the third, Donnie Webb hit a two-run home run. Josh Mazzola did likewise in the fourth. The next inning, Webb scored on another RBI single by Abercrombie. Barnes gave up 12 hits and eight runs in 5 innings.

Nick Hernandez (6-2) pitched well for Winnipeg, picking up the win. He logged 7 2/3 innings, allowed seven hits, three runs (all earned), no walks and struck out five batters.

Robby Kuzdale extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a single in the third inning.

All three of Kansas City’s runs came in the eighth inning. T.J. Mittelstaedt had an RBI single and David Espinosa added a two-run single.

The T-Bones (30-32) lose the series to Winnipeg (39-23) two games to one. Kansas City begins a three-game series with Grand Prairie on Monday at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are available by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.

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Zagone struggles in T-Bones loss

Winnipeg roughed up starter Rick Zagone Saturday night as the T-Bones fell 10-4 in front of 8,386 fans at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan.

After leading the league in wins just a few weeks ago, Zagone has since suffered three losses in his last four starts.

The Goldeyes took advantage of a struggling Zagone (6-3) early. In the first they took a 1-0 lead off back-to-back singles by Josh Mazzola and Tyler Kuhn. Winnipeg tacked on two more in the second on RBIs by Luis Alen and Jordan Guida.

Danny Richar answered the Goldeyes early damage. Following Robby Kuzdale and David Espinosa singles in the third, Richar blasted a three-run home run over the right-field wall that tied the game at 3-3.

The Goldeyes, however, chased Zagone out of the game with a three-run fifth inning off three hits and three walks.

Richar’s RBI double in the fifth cut the deficit to two but he was left stranded.

Mazzola launched a sixth inning grand slam into the Goldeyes bullpen against Kevin Sweeney, who was making his Kansas City debut.

With the loss, the T-Bones fall to 30-31 on the season, while the Goldeyes move to 38-23. The series finale will take place Sunday afternoon at 1:05.

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Erie’s late hit sacks Goldeyes

Brian Erie’s clutch hit in the eighth led the T-Bones to a 5-4 victory against the Winnipeg Goldeyes in front of 6,519 on Friday night at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan.

Tied 3-3 in the bottom of the eighth, after Winnipeg scored a run in the top of the inning, Ray Sadler started off the rally with a single.

Bryan Sabatella and Vladimir Frias followed with back-to-back walks. Then, with two outs and a full count, Erie ripped a single up the middle that scored Sadler and Sabatella, and gave the T-Bones a 5-3 lead.

Sadler went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs against his former team.

Winnipeg threatened to tie the game again in the top of the ninth against closer Kris Regas after Tyler Kuhn hit a one-out home run that cut Kansas City’s lead to 5-4.

Brock Bond then singled and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Regas (5-1), however, struck out Casey Haerther and got Jake Blackwood to ground out to third base.

Starter Andy Noga pitched well for the T-Bones, logging 5 innings, while surrendering six hits, two runs (both earned), three walks and striking out one batter.

With the win, the T-Bones (30-30) take the first of three games against Winnipeg (37-23).

Kansas City will go for its fourth win in a row in Saturday’s game starting at 7:05. Tickets are available by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.

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