Saints blank T-Bones

St. Paul starting pitcher Drew Gay shut down the T-Bones on Tuesday night with a 5-0 victory at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan.

Gay (5-0) pitched 7 1/3 innings, giving up three hits, no runs, two walks and six strikeouts in just his fourth start of the year.

Kansas City didn’t get its first base runner until there was one out in the fifth inning. In the inning, trailing 1-0, Nick Schwaner walked and went to third on a base hit by Bryan Sabatella. On the play, Sabatella went to second base.

Kansas City, however, was unable to score as Gay retired Vladimir Frias and Brian Erie. The next inning, the T-Bones had runners at the corners with one out but couldn’t score after Danny Richar was caught stealing and Matt Padgett struck out.

Kyle DeVore took a tough luck loss for the T-Bones. He threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing only four hits and one run. DeVore (3-5) walked two and struck out seven.

The Saints added four runs in the ninth inning. Keith Brachold homered, Jared McDonald chipped in a two-RBI double and Angelo Songco scored McDonald on a single.

St. Paul’s first run came in the second inning. DeVore hit Saints’ center fielder Evan Bigley with a pitch. Bigley stole second, and would come around to score on a Brachold single.

With the loss, the T-Bones (36-39) drop the third game of this four-game series against St. Paul (43-31). Kansas City will go for a series split Wednesday night at 7:05. Tickets are available by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.

Box score: http://www.pointstreak.com/baseball/boxscoretext.html?gameid=178088
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Canseco at the T-Bones



Former Oakland A’s slugger Jose Canseco warmed up for a home run contest following the T-Bones’ 5-3 win over the St. Paul Saints Sunday by blasting several softballs over two fences and into a parking lot, then joined former major league stars, from left, first baseman David Segui, a product of Bishop Ward and Kansas City Kansas Community College; Canseco; Baltimore and Royals pitcher Mike Boddicker; and Royals Hall of Fame second baseman Frank White, currently a coach with the T-Bones. Segui and Boddicker also managed teams in a Celebrity Softball Game which ended in an 8-8 deadlock and featured home runs by each. (Photos by Alan Hoskins)

Big inning leads T-Bones to win

A four-run sixth inning led the T-Bones to a 5-3 victory over the St. Paul Saints on Sunday evening in front of a crowd of 5,560 at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan.

Heading into the sixth, trailing 3-1, Kansas City scored four runs in the inning and took a 5-3 lead.

The frame started with a double by Matt Padgett, who scored on a two-out double by Nick Schwaner.

Back-to-back walks loaded the bases for Brian Erie, who came through in the clutch with a bases-clearing single to right field that gave the T-Bones the decisive lead.

Pitcher Joe Van Meter was solid in his T-Bones starting debut. He pitched four innings, allowing four hits, two runs (both earned), two walks and four strikeouts.

Padgett had a solid night at the plate for the T-Bones, going 1-for-2 with a double, two walks and two runs scored.

Reliever Pat Doyle (5-4) picked up his fifth victory of the season after pitching 2 1/3 innings, and 2014 American Association All-Star Kris Regas notched his 16th save.

Willie Cabrera was the main source of St. Paul’s offense, going 2-for-4 with a single and a home run.

With the win, the T-Bones (36-37) take the first game of this four-game series against St. Paul (41-31). The series continues Monday night at 7:05. Tickets are available by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.

Box score: http://www.pointstreak.com/baseball/boxscoretext.html?gameid=178076

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