The Kansas City T-Bones unleashed an 11-hit attack in an 8-6 win over the Chicago Dogs Sunday afternoon at Impact Field in the Chicago area.
The game-time temperature was 94 degrees at first pitch and reached 95 when the T-Bones took a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning on a double from Nick Torres.
It was the first of eight extra base hits for Kansas City. The club added another run in the fifth when Dexter Kjerstad doubled and came home on an RBI single from Johnny Davis.
With Kansas City leading 2-1 in the seventh Cal Towey hit a two-run home run to make it 4-1 Kansas City. But the Dogs fought back with a three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh from Kyle Gaedele to tie the game off Scott Collier (1-1).
Kansas City came back in the top of the eighth taking back the lead on a bases-loaded walk and wild pitch to take a 6-4 lead into the bottom of the ninth. A sacrifice fly by Chicago cut the lead to 6-5 into the top of the ninth. Kansas City then got a two-run blast from Keith Curcio to lead it 8-5.
The Dogs loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the ninth but only got one run home on a sacrifice fly to center. Francisco Gracesqui picked up the save getting the final two outs. Collier tossed the first quality start of the season going seven while the loss went to Miles Moeller (0-1).
Kansas City is now 6-3 and winners of five straight, while Chicago drops to 1-8. Kansas City heads to Sioux City to continue the seven-game road trip for the first game of a four-game series Monday night. The game can be heard online on the T-Bones Broadcast Network with the first pitch set for 7:05 p.m. in Sioux City.
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