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.
Box score: http://www.pointstreak.com/baseball/boxscoretext.html?gameid=178003
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