By MATT FULKS, tbonesbaseball.com
FARGO, N.D. – The T-Bones scored twice in the opening frame Thursday afternoon and then watched pitcher Kyle DeVore cruise through the majority of the game in a 2-1 win over Fargo-Moorhead at Newman Outdoor Field.
It didn’t take the T-Bones long to score. With one out and Danny Richar on base in the top of the first inning, Matt Padgett launched his fifth home run of the season. This one traveled more than 410 feet against RedHawks starting pitcher Jake Laber (7-11) and gave the T-Bones all of the runs they’d get in the game.
Those are the only runs DeVore needed, as he cruised through 7 innings, and allowed only four Fargo baserunners in the game on three hits and one walk. The lone run DeVore (5-6) surrendered came in the seventh inning, when Travis Higgs singled, scoring C.J. Retherford.
Kris Regas came in with one on and one out in the eighth, and shut the door for his 21st save with 1 2/3 scoreless innings.
The win gave Kansas City the series win over the RedHawks and ended the T-Bones final roadtrip of 2014 with a 3-4 record.
The T-Bones (43-52) get set for their last series of the season with a five-game series against St. Paul, starting with a doubleheader Friday night at CommunityAmerica Ballpark beginning at 6:00.
Tickets are available by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.