KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kansas City ace Daniel Barone had a solid outing in the T-Bones 4-2 win over Gary SouthShore in front of 5,243 fans at CommunityAmerica Ballpark Friday night.
Despite giving up two early solo home runs, Barone picked up his fifth win of the year as he allowed just two runs off six hits and struck out five. Barone retired 11 straight batters before exiting after 7 innings.
Kansas City jumped on the RailCats with two runs in the first inning. After a leadoff walk and a throwing error by starter Dustin Crenshaw, the T-Bones had runners at second and third with no outs. David Espinosa then hit a slow roller toward third, driving in T.J. Mittelstaedt. Nick Schwaner followed suit with a sacrifice fly to left that scored Jonny Kaplan.
Gary SouthShore took back one of those runs when Craig Maddox led off the second with a homer into the T-Bones bullpen.
After Kansas City took a 3-1 lead in the second inning on a two-out RBI single by Mittelstaedt, Danny Pulfer led off the third with a home run that cut the T-Bones lead to 3-2.
Crenshaw settled down and retired 16 consecutive batters in a losing effort, as he gave up three runs off five hits in 7 innings of work.
Kansas City reliever Kris Regas notched his ninth save on the year with two scoreless frames.
The T-Bones (20-21) continue their three-game series against the RailCats (23-17) Saturday night at 7:05. Tickets are available by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.