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Bullpen Dazzles in Fourteen-Inning Win, 7-5

08/24/2005 1:06 AM - If it goes fourteen innings or more, the Kansas City T-Bones are beginning to like their chances. The T-Bones improved to 3-0 in games of fourteen innings or longer in 2005, beating the St. Paul Saints, 7-5, in front of 5,809 at Midway Stadium in St. Paul, Minn.

Ray Brown's double against St. Paul hurler Chris Andel (L, 1-2) scored Greg Jacobs from first with the go-ahead run in the fourteenth, and Chad Sosebee tripled in Brown to give the T-Bones and reliever David Viane (W, 7-6) a little breathing room. Viane allowed two hits in 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.

Viane joined Mike Cosgrove and Cardoza Tucker with scoreless outings. Tucker pitched a season-long 2 1/3 innings of one-hit relief for Kansas City before leaving in the twelfth inning.

After the T-Bones went on top 2-0 in the fourth inning, the Saints scored three runs in the sixth inning against knuckleballer Joe Gannon. A Nick Gretz double, one of his career-high five hits in the game, started the scoring for St. Paul; the scoring in the inning closed with a suicide squeeze by Steve Butler to score Gretz.

Kansas City tied the game in the top of the seventh when Chad Sosebee's infield single scored Ray Brown from second base. Sosebee chopped a Hank Woodman pitch up the middle, and when shortstop Josh Renick threw to first, Brown was headed home.

The T-Bones took a 5-3 lead in the eighth inning on Rafael Rodriguez' mammoth homer to left against reliever Amad Stephens, but St. Paul tied it with a two-run double by Butler.