GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas -- The AirHogs scored one
run in the seventh and three runs on three hits in
the eighth, as they came back and defeated Kansas
City, 5-3, on Sunday night.
Grand Prairie scored one run on three singles in the
bottom of the seventh as Yasutsugu Nishimoto hit a
line drive to center with two outs, scoring Porter
from third, making the score 3-2.
The AirHogs put the finishing touches on their
comeback in the eighth against T-Bones lefty reliever
Steve Kent (4-4). After a lead-off walk to Brian
Myrow, the AirHogs put together three straight RBI
base hits. Andres Rodriguez doubled, driving in
Myrow. Porter then doubled, scoring Rodriguez and
giving Grand Prairie a 4-3 lead. Finally, Zane Chavez
then singled, scoring Porter and pushing the AirHogs
out to a 5-3 lead.
Closer Justin Dowdy pitched a scoreless ninth and got
his 13th save of the season.
The late inning offense by the AirHogs overshadowed
another fine start by T-Bones right-hander and
Liberty, Mo., native, Luke Irvine. For 6 2/3 innings,
he stymied the Grand Prairie offense, holding it to
just two runs on eight hits with no walks and four
The loss drops Kansas City to 33-29 overall, with the
fourth and final game of the series set for a 7:05
start on Monday evening. The T-Bones send left-hander
Devin Anderson (3-5; 4.07 ERA) to the mound and can
split the series with a win. Grand Prairie will turn
to right-hander Will Irvin (1-1; 5.63). Catch the
play-by-play call on the KMBZ Business Channel (1660
AM) or online at www.tbonesbaseball.com.