AirHogs best T-Bones in slugfest

Two big innings sank the T-Bones Monday night as Kansas City fell 10-7 to Grand Prairie at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan.

The AirHogs jumped all over Kansas City starter Kyle DeVore (3-3) in what would turn out to be a wild first inning, opening the frame with five consecutive singles before recording an out.

Already leading 2-0, Frazier Hall lined a double down the right field line with the bases-loaded that scored three more and gave Grand Prairie an early 5-0 lead.

Kansas City roared back in its half of the first. T.J. Mittelstaedt led off with a home run, his ninth of the season.

Danny Richar later singled, stole second base and came around to score on a Bryan Sabatella single, cutting the AirHogs’ lead to 5-2.

Vladimir Frias then put an exclamation point on the inning, launching a two-run home run that brought the T-Bones to within one.

The first inning in its entirety lasted 37 minutes, saw 73 pitches and nine runs scored between the two clubs.

DeVore settled down over the game’s next four innings but once again fell victim to the big inning in the sixth.

Hall continued his big night at the plate to lead off the inning, hitting a home run to center field. Eric Baker and Jimmy Mojica later singled, ending DeVore’s night.

Alex Nunez then laced an RBI single into center field off reliever Hamilton Bennett, scoring Baker. Brian Myrow later doubled, scoring Mojica and Nunez and extending the Grand Prairie advantage to 9-4.

Kansas City mounted a rally in the eighth, scoring three runs off RBI singles by Ray Sadler and Bryan Sabatella. It wouldn’t be enough, however, as Kansas City lost its third consecutive game.

DeVore struck out a season-high 10 batters, including a stretch where he struck out seven in a row, but allowed eight runs on 12 hits over his 5 2/3 innings in the loss. Ryan Searle (4-5) picked up the win for Grand Prairie. Dakota Watts tallied his 14th save of the season.

Kansas City continues its three game series with Grand Prairie Tuesday night 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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T-Bones on pace to welcome 3-millionth fan Monday

The Kansas City T-Bones have announced that the club is on pace to welcome its 3-millionth fan during Monday’s game at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan.

After the first three games of this six-game homestand, the T-Bones are now 2,865 people away from 3 million. The club’s overall attendance since 2003 is 2,997,135.

The T-Bones begin a three-game series against Grand Prairie on Monday night at 7:05. Based on projections, the 3 millionth fan should be coming through the gates Monday night.

The lucky fan that night, which is being sponsored by 7th Street Casino, will receive prizes including:

* Four (4) T-Bones season tickets for life;
* An autographed, game-used base from CommunityAmerica Ballpark;
* A baseball autographed by T-Bones coach and Royals Hall of Fame player Frank White;
* $300 toward a savings account from CommunityAmerica Credit Union;
* A prize pack from Coca-Cola;
* A phone from Verizon;
* A gift certificate from Danny’s Bar and Grill;
* A one-night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kansas City, Kan.

The T-Bones are offering a special ticket discount — $7 Select Seats — for Monday when fans order online at with the code “3mil” when purchasing tickets. Tickets are available, also, by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.

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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