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Mittelstaedt's walk-off takes nightcap

T.J. Mittelstaedt had a walk-off home run in game two, his third of the evening, Saturday night. Mittelstaedt had two of Kansas City's three home runs in game one. (File photo by Matthew Hicks.)
08/30/2014 7:53 PM -

By SHANE JACKSON
tbonesbaseball.com

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Kansas City T-Bones swept the doubleheader with a 5-2 walk-off victory in game two over St. Paul in front 5,569 fans in CommunityAmerica Ballpark on Saturday night.

 

In a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning of a seven-inning game, Robby Kuzdale led off with an infield single to the pitcher. Bryan Sabatella, pinch-hitting for Darrell Hudson, drew a one-out walk. T.J. Mittelstaedt then blasted a three-run walk-off homer over the right-field wall. It was his third home run in the doubleheader. 

 

Kansas City erased a two-run deficit in the third when Hudson led off with a single toward third. Hudson scored on an RBI single by Matt Padgett. Danny Richar singled and later scored on a fielder’s choice by Ray Sadler that tied the game at 2-2.

 

Pat Doyle (6-4) picked up the win after tossing 2 scoreless innings in relief.

 

Game one of the doubleheader was less dramatic. The T-Bones used a trio of home runs from Mittelstaedt and Sadler and beat St. Paul 9-4.

 

Mittelstaedt led off the first and second with solo home runs. Sadler crushed his 247th career home run, a three-run blast out of the stadium in the first inning.

 

Patrick Mincey earned his second win with the T-Bones and his fourth on the year. He tossed a scoreless inning in relief, giving up one hit and striking out two. Derek Loera notched his first save after throwing 2 scoreless innings.

 

The T-Bones (46-52) and the Saints (48-50) will continue a five-game series Sunday night at 7:05. Tickets are available by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.