ROSEMONT, Ill. — Austin Wright struck out eight, but the Chicago Dogs could not solve the Kansas City pitching staff as they fell to the T-Bones, 9-1, on Tuesday afternoon at Impact Field.
Wright’s eight strikeouts were his most since he fanned eleven on June 2nd vs. Sioux City. The Schaumburg native finished with five runs allowed (four earned) on six hits and two walks over 4.2 frames.
Chicago struck first, taking a 1-0 lead on an RBI single by Victor Roache in the bottom of the first.
Wright nearly escaped a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the third before allowing a walk with two outs that tied the game at one. The T-Bones later took advantage of a wild pitch and passed ball to plate two more runs, giving them a 3-1 lead.
The visitors added three more runs in the fifth via a two-run homer by Casey Gillaspie and RBI single by Roy Morales.
The T-Bones scored three additional runs over the final four frames, but the Dogs’ bats could not respond with a rally of their own.
LHP D.J. Snelten (3-1) will start game three on Wiener Wednesday tomorrow at Impact Field. First pitch is set for 7:05 PM.
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