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Gary falls into first place tie with 8-0 loss to Kansas City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (August 25, 2017)
Contact: Jared Shlensky
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GARY, Ind. — The Gary SouthShore RailCats had their three-game winning streak snapped on Stand Up to Cancer Night after being shutout by the Kansas City T-Bones, 8-0, in front of a season-high 6,358 fans at U.S. Steel Yard. Friday’s defeat also puts Gary in a first place tie with Kansas City in the Wild Card.
Kansas City (51-39) ended the scoreless drought with three runs in the fourth after being retired in order through the first three innings. Cedric Hunter led off the inning with a towering home run down the right field line, giving the T-Bones a 1-0 lead. Two batters later, All-Star first baseman Kevin Keyes singled to left before Dexter Kjerstad advanced Keyes to third with a double. Niko Vazquez then delivered a two-run double to right-center, scoring both Keyes and Kjerstad.

The T-Bones added two more runs in the sixth to go up by five. Keyes drew a walk to open the inning before Kjerstad singled to left, giving Kansas City runners on first and second. Chantz Mack followed with an RBI double to make it 4-0 before Kyle Petty increased the T-Bones’ lead to 5-0 with an RBI groundout.

Kansas City went up 8-0 with three more runs in the ninth. A leadoff single from Petty followed by a double from Tucker Pennell gave the T-Bones a pair of runners in scoring position to begin the inning. Jordan Edgerton then brought them both into score with a two-run double before Marcus Lemon brought home the final run of the evening with an RBI groundout.

Ryan Fitzgerald reached based a team-high three times and recorded half of Gary’s (51-39) hits. Ayrton Costa (2-4) was tagged with his third straight loss. Costa faced the minimum through three innings before allowing three runs on five hits (one home run) in 3.1 innings.

Luis Paula (6-2) recorded his second straight win over Gary with six shutout innings. The right-hander yielded two hits, a walk and struck out six.

Gary continues their three-game series vs. Kansas City on Saturday evening at 6:10 p.m. Jeff McKenzie (4-3, 4.08) goes for his fourth consecutive win while The T-Bones counter with right-hander Matt Sergey (4-3, 3.58).

Saturday’s game is Clunker Car Night, Kids Run the Bases and features a Pre-Game Autographs session. The RailCats will be giving away one used car every inning and don’t forget to arrive when gates open at 5 p.m. for pre-game autographs. Stick around after the game as kids get to run the bases, too!

Jared Shlensky and Austin Anderson bring you all 100 RailCats games this season on WEFM (95.9 FM) and online at Fans can purchase tickets for RailCats home games by calling (219) 882-BALL or online at The RailCats box office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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