The Kansas City T-Bones evened the series with the Gary SouthShore Railcats on Saturday night, with a 3-2 win at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kansas.
With a win Friday, the Railcats took over second place in the central division from the T-Bones, and Kansas City wasn’t going to put itself any farther behind. But with Kansas City’s win Saturday, the team is back in second place in the division and first in the wild card spot.
Kyle Petty got things started with a single to center field scoring Kevin Keyes, putting the T-Bones up 1-0 in the bottom of the first.
Things were pretty quiet until the fifth inning, when Gary’s second baseman Cole Fabio’s sacrifice fly scored designated hitter Ryan Fitzgerald to tie the game, 1-1.
In the bottom of the fifth, Keyes singled to center scoring center fielder Cedric Hunter. Right fielder Dexter Kjerstad followed right after with another single to left field to add a run from Marcus Lemon putting the T-Bones up 3-1.
T-Bones starter Luis Paula gave up three hits, two walks and had five strikeouts. Reliever Grant Sides came in during the seventh inning, retiring shortstop Andy De Jesus.
Jeff Walters gave up one hit in a scoreless top eighth inning and Cody Winiarski came in the ninth to secure his 17th save of the season. Paula (5-2, 3.26), picked up the win for the T-Bones and left-handed pitcher Alex Gunn (7-5, 3.49) suffered the loss for Gary.
The T-Bones (48-37) played at 1:05 p.m. Sunday against the RailCats (47-37) at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.