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Saints Four Game Winning Streak Comes To A Crashing Halt In 11-4 Loss To T-Bones

ST. PAUL, MN July 13, 2014

SAINTS FOUR GAME WINNING STREAK COMES TO A CRASHING HALT IN 11-4 LOSS TO T-BONES

 

ST. PAUL, MN (July 12, 2014) – For the fourth time this season the St. Paul Saints had a four game winning streak snapped.  They gave up at least a run in the first five innings and could never rebound losing 11-4 to the Kansas City T-Bones at Midway Stadium on Saturday night in front of 5,553.

 

            Saints starter Robert Coe, who was making his first start since going on the disabled list after his June 28 start, was hurt by the long ball. Coe had given up at least one home run in four straight starts and it didn’t take long for him to make it five in a row as the leadoff hitter T.J. Mittelstaedt homered to right, his eighth of the season, to make it 1-0.

 

            In the second Coe walked the leadoff hitter and with two outs Robby Kuzdale deposited one over the left field wall, his fifth of the season and second in as many days, to make it 3-0.

 

            With the Saints down 4-0 in the fourth Kuzdale led off with a double and moved to third on a single by Mittelstaedt.  A sacrifice fly from David Espinosa made it 5-0.  After a Danny Richar single, Ray Sadler drilled a three-run homer to left-center, his 11th of the season and first with the T-Bones, to make it 8-0 and chase Coe from the game.  He lasted 3.1 innings allowing eight runs on nine hits while walking three and striking out three.

 

            The Saints finally got on the board in the fifth when Jake Taylor tripled and Joe Bonfe knocked him home with a single to make it 10-1.  Bonfe went 3-4 with an RBI.

 

            In the eighth the Saints got to within 10-4 when Henry Wrigley singled and moved to third on a double by Evan Bigley.  Angelo Songco hit a three-run homer, his eighth of the season.

 

            The same two teams meet in the finale of the three game series on Sunday afternoon at 1:05 p.m.  The Saints send RHP Anthony Claggett (4-4, 2.41) to the mound against T-Bones LHP Rick Zagone (6-2, 5.31).  It’s Faith and Family Day.  The game can be heard on Club 1220 KLBB and in the ballpark on 87.9 FM.