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Goldeyes complete sweep of T-Bones

Byron Wiley had three hits for Kansas City on Thursday, and accounted for half of the team's 10 runs with three RBIs and two runs scored. (File photo by Matthew Hicks.)
07/03/2014 9:15 PM -

WINNIPEG, Canada – The Winnipeg Goldeyes scored six runs in the second inning, and went on to beat Kansas City, 18-10, Thursday night at Shaw Park.

Winnipeg, which swept the three-game series en route to its eighth straight win, took advantage of six consecutive hits in the second inning off of Kansas City starting pitcher Kyle DeVore (2-2), including Ray Sadler’s ninth home run of the season. In getting the loss, DeVore gave up seven runs and 11 hits in 3 innings.

Even without DeVore in the game, the Goldeyes continued their offensive show by scoring three more in the fourth and two in the fifth off Kansas City reliever Matt Smith. They then tacked on six runs against Chris Squires. Derek Gordon, who made his T-Bones debut, pitched 1 inning and was the only Kansas City pitcher that didn’t allow a run.

Kansas City got on the board with an exciting five-run sixth, which featured RBI hits from David Espinosa, Byron Wiley and Nick Schwaner that pulled the T-Bones to within 12-5. Wiley and Bryan Sabatella each had three hits, including a double, for the T-Bones. Wiley accounted for half of Kansas City’s runs with three RBIs and two runs scored.

Winnipeg starting pitcher Nick Hernandez (5-0) got the win in spite giving up five runs and eight hits over 5 1/3 innings.

The T-Bones (22-24) look to get back on track with a six-game homestand beginning Friday night at 7:05 at Community America Ballpark. Tickets are available by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.