06/01/2017 1:22 AM -
Gary, IN – The Kansas City T-Bones used seven solid innings from starter Gabe Perez to help beat the Gary SouthShore RailCats 6-2 Wednesday night at U.S. Steel Yard. The win extended the T-Bones winning streak to four games and pulled the club out of the cellar in the central division of the American Association.
Gabe Perez (2-0) would hold Gary to one run on five hits, while working seven innings notching a quality start. The right-hander would walk three and strike out four to record his second win in a row for Kansas City.
The T-Bones took an early 1-0 lead off Gary ace Charle Rosario. Omar Garcia singled to center to start off the game and raced home on a RBI double from Marcus Lemon. Rosario would retire nine straight T-Bones until the fourth, when Kevin Keyes would hit his third home run of the series to center to give Kansas City a 2-0 lead.
Omar Garcia added to the lead in the fifth with a two-out RBI double to make it a 3-0 T-Bones lead. Garcia stole third base and scored on a wild pitch from Rosario to up the lead to 4-0. In the bottom of the fifth, Gary picked up a sac fly from Chase Harris to cut the lead to 4-1 and the only run allowed by Perez on the night.
The T-Bones would score two more runs in the seventh. Kevin Keyes drove in a run after being hit by a pitch with the bases loaded by Laeten Galbraith. Zach Walters followed with a sac fly RBI to left for 6-1 lead.
Gary SouthShore loaded the bases off Luis Paula in the home half of the eighth but only managed to score one run on a Jamie Del Valle RBI fielder’s choice. With two outs Paula was relieved by Kamakani Usui, who put out the fire for Kansas City. Perez got the win (2-0) and Usui earned the save his first. Rosario was the looser for Gary dropping to (0-2). Kansas City is now 5-1 on the road trip.
The T-Bones return home Monday June 5th to host Wichita in the first game of a three-game series. For additional information or interview requests, members of the media may contact the T-Bones Media Relations Department at 913-328-5639. Tickets are available online, by calling (913) 328-5618 or by visiting in person the Providence Medical Center Box Office.