By MATT FULKS, tbonesbaseball.com
GARY, Ind. — Rain might’ve suspended Monday night’s game until Tuesday, but it didn’t affect Bryan Sabatella’s bat. Sabatella had three hits and two RBIs, including one with a two-out hit in the ninth in Kansas City’s 7-4 win over Gary SouthShore that concluded Tuesday night at the U.S. Steel Yard.
After hitting his first home run of the season in the fourth inning Monday night during the first part of the game, Sabatella was one of three T-Bones with a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning as play resumed Tuesday night. David Espinosa and Nick Giarraputo delivered the other two hits that broke the 4-4 tie and gave Kansas City its eventual win.
Relief pitcher Kris Regas, who was on the mound in the eighth inning Monday night when rain suspended the game at 4-4, pitched a scoreless ninth on Tuesday for his first win of the season.
Byron Wiley and Espinosa each scored two runs for Kansas City, which improved to 6-6 on the season and took a half-game lead over Gary in the Central Division.
Kansas City starter Andy Noga pitched five scoreless innings and allowed just three hits.
The RailCats attacked the Kansas City bullpen with a solo run in the sixth off lefty reliever Zach Fowler and added two runs on three straight hits off Regas before rain stopped the action.
Shortly after the completion of the first game Tuesday, rain started again and forced Tuesday night’s scheduled game to be postponed until Wednesday as part of a doubleheader. First pitch for those two games is 11:05 a.m. All of the action can be heard on 1660-AM in Kansas City or worldwide at tbonesbaseball.com.