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Kansas City Drops Fifth Straight, 6-3

08/13/2011 10:01 PM -

The Kansas City T-Bones (39-46) suffered their fifth straight loss on Saturday night as they fell to the Lincoln Saltdogs (44-41), 6-3, in front of 7,985 spectators at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.
 
Kansas City grabbed an early 1-0 lead against Jeremy Brewer (1-0) in the bottom of the first inning with an RBI single by Jim Fasano. Lincoln capitalized on a two-out error by Rico Washington in the top of the second to tie the game at one, and added another run on an RBI single by Kurt Steinhauer later in the frame to gain a 2-1 advantage.

The Saltdogs pushed their lead to four with a three-run third against starter Kris Johnson (4-3), plating the first two tallies on a double by Jeff Howell. An RBI double by Joseph Ramos followed to cap off the inning.

Rico Washington connected for a solo home run to begin the third and bring Kansas City back within three, 5-2. That was the final run Brewer would allow as the right-hander surrendered two runs on six hits over five innings in the victory.

Fasano opened the sixth with a solo blast off reliever Nick Schreiber to make the score 5-3. Lincoln responded with their final run in the top of the seventh to cap the score at 6-3.

Johnson took the loss for Kansas City after allowing six runs, four earned, on eight hits over seven innings. It was the left-hander’s first loss since June 22, a span of nine starts. He went 4-0 over that stretch.

Drew Graham allowed two hits over two scoreless innings of relief to close out the game for the T-Bones. Fasano finished two-for-five with a home run and two RBI to pace Kansas City.

Matt Mitchell (2-5, 8.60) and the T-Bones look to avoid the three-game sweep on Sunday night as they face John James (9-5, 5.21) and Lincoln. First pitch is set for 5:05. To secure your seats call 913-328-5618 or visit www.tbonesbaseball.com.