AMARILLO, Texas – Amarillo erased an early deficit and cruised to a 9-4 victory Tuesday night en route to handing Kansas City its seventh consecutive loss.
This is Kansas City’s longest losing streak since dropping a club-record eight games during May 27-June 3, 2011.
Things looked good for the T-Bones early in the game Tuesday, when Matt Padgett doubled in T.J. Mittelstaedt off of Amarillo starting pitcher Matt Larkins (6-5), giving Kansas City a 1-0 lead in the first inning.
The T-Bones added another run in the fourth inning when Bryan Sabatella drove in Ray Sadler with two outs. Sabatella ended the night with two hits, giving him five consecutive multi-hit games. He has 12 hits during the past five games.
Amarillo, down 2-0, then scored in the game’s final four innings, with five runs charged to Kansas City starting pitcher Kyle DeVore (3-6) over 5 2/3 innings. The big inning came when the Sox scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth, including a two-run hit from Andres Rodriguez.
The T-Bones struck out 13 times, and walked just three times.
The T-Bones (36-44) look to even the series in Amarillo (29-50) Wednesday night at 7:05.