08/05/2014 9:15 PM -
By DOMINIC HOLDEN
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – St. Paul starting pitcher Drew Gay shut down the T-Bones on Tuesday night with a 5-0 victory at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.
Gay (5-0) pitched 7 1/3 innings, giving up three hits, no runs, two walks and six strikeouts in just his fourth start of the year. Kansas City didn’t get its first base runner until there was one out in the fifth inning. In the inning, trailing 1-0, Nick Schwaner walked and went to third on a base hit by Bryan Sabatella. On the play, Sabatella went to second base. Kansas City, however, was unable to score as Gay retired Vladimir Frias and Brian Erie. The next inning, the T-Bones had runners at the corners with one out but couldn’t score after Danny Richar was caught stealing and Matt Padgett struck out.
Kyle DeVore took a tough luck loss for the T-Bones. He threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing only four hits and one run. DeVore (3-5) walked two and struck out seven.
The Saints added four runs in the ninth inning. Keith Brachold homered, Jared McDonald chipped in a two-RBI double and Angelo Songco scored McDonald on a single.
St. Paul’s first run came in the second inning. DeVore hit Saints’ center fielder Evan Bigley with a pitch. Bigley stole second, and would come around to score on a Brachold single.
With the loss, the T-Bones (36-39) drop the third game of this four-game series against St. Paul (43-31). Kansas City will go for a series split Wednesday night at 7:05. Tickets are available by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.