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Laredo flexes muscle in series opener

Pat Doyle gave up 12 hits and 12 runs to Laredo on Friday night. (File photo by Matthew Hicks.)
06/13/2014 10:12 PM -

LAREDO, Texas – The best offense in the American Association showed itself to the T-Bones with a 12-0 win Friday night at Uni-Trade Stadium.

The Laredo Lemurs scored three first-inning runs against Kansas City starting pitcher Pat Doyle (2-3). Nick Van Stratten reached on a leadoff walk and would later score on a Devin Goodwin single to right field. The Lemurs would also get a two-run single from Angel Flores to cap off the first frame.

The Lemurs tacked on another five runs in the fourth inning and another four in the fifth, all charged to Doyle, who gave up 12 hits. Lefty reliever Zach Fowler allowed just three baserunners (two hits, one walk) in 3 2/3 scoreless innings.

The Lemurs got four hits from Angel Flores, who added three RBIs.

Offensively, the T-Bones couldn't solve Lemur starter Josh Strawn (3-2), who pitched 7 innings and allowed just five hits.

Nick Giarraputo went 2 for 4 at the plate with a double. He was the only hitter in manager John Massarelli's offense who collected two hits. Giarraputo now has back to back multi-hit games. 

Friday's 12-0 shutout is the worst since the Lemurs blanked Kansas City at Laredo 21-0 on July 24, 2013.

The T-Bones (13-15) continue their three-game series with Laredo on Saturday night. First pitch is scheduled for 7:30.