08/11/2011 10:21 PM -
The Kansas City T-Bones (39-44) dropped the final game of a four-game series to the Grand Prairie AirHogs (53-30), 8-3, in front of 6,115 fans at CommunityAmerica Ballpark on Thursday night.
Abbl lasted four and one-thirds innings in his professional debut, allowing one run on three hits but did not factor in the decision.
Grand Prairie added two runs in the fifth on an RBI single by Espinosa and four runs in the sixth to chase Lare from the mound. A two-run home run from John Alonso highlighted sixth-inning attack.
Lare took the loss after allowing eight runs, five earned, on seven hits over five and two-thirds innings of work. Drew Graham finished the sixth for Lare and added a scoreless seventh. Matt Mitchell and Kyle Dahman each threw scoreless eighth and ninth innings respectively to close out the game for Kansas City.
Kansas City picked up a single tally in the seventh off Bo Schultz (3-3). Schultz allowed the lone run on two hits over two and two-thirds innings of relief to earn the victory for the AirHogs.
The T-Bones capped the score at 8-3 with a solo home run by Aharon Eggleston in the bottom of the eighth.
Kansas City now welcomes the Lincoln Saltdogs to town for a three-game weekend series that begins Friday night. First pitch is set for 7:05. Come out and join us for Frank White Day where we will celebrate the career of a true local legend. You can sign our season-long petition which we will present to the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Veteran’s Committee. Fans will also be able to meet the Royals Hall of Famer during a FREE autograph session! Call 913-328-5618 or visit www.tbonesbaseball.com.