By MATT FULKS, tbonesbaseball.com
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Kansas City won the race to the rain-shortened finish line Sunday afternoon with a 3-2 victory over Sioux Falls in a game that began Saturday night but was suspended after three innings because of rain.
With a 1-1 tie heading into the fourth inning when play resumed Sunday, the T-Bones took a 2-1 lead when Darrell Hudson dropped a two-out bunt that scored Vladimir Frias from third.
Jared Messer (1-0), who took over Sunday for Saturday night’s starter Andy Noga, went four innings and allowed just one run, which came in the bottom of the fourth. He struck out four.
Kansas City took the lead for good when Bryan Sabatella scored in the top of the eighth inning on a groundout from Danny Richar.
Kris Regas (3) picked up the save with a scoreless ninth.
The fourth and final game of the series, which would’ve been played later Sunday afternoon, was rained out. No make-up date has been announced.
Kansas City (8-9) begins a seven-game homestand, its longest of the season, Monday with a four-game Kansas Turnpike Showdown against the Wichita Wingnuts. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Tickets are available by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.