KC finishes sweep with 7-4 win
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August 29, 2010 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – Kansas City completed a four-game series sweep of the Rockford RiverHawks with a repeat power performance from the heart of its lineup.

Gabriel Martinez, Ray Sadler and Jim Fasano each homered on Sunday as the T-Bones beat the RiverHawks, 7-4, at Road Ranger Stadium.

KC hit 15 homers and outscored Rockford, 40-15, in the series. Martinez hit five home runs in the last three games, Sadler homered each of the four games and Fasano hit a home run in each of the last two games.

Jake Eigsti and Jono Brooks each homered for the RiverHawks, in front of a near-sellout crowd of 2,912.

The RiverHawks are 4½ games behind Gary for the last Northern League playoff spot with seven to play. Joliet moved into third place with an 8-3 win Sunday at Gary. The RailCats’ magic number to eliminate Rockford is three.

The T-Bones led from the first inning on. KC loaded the bases with nobody out in the first inning. Fasano hit a sacrifice fly and Rockford starter Raymar Diaz threw a run-scoring wild pitch.

KC starter Andrew Cruse (11-5) scattered a run on four hits over five innings for the win. He struck out seven and walked one. Diaz (1-1) gave up five runs on five hits in seven innings.

The RiverHawks are off on Monday. They begin their final home series of the season, a three-game set against Winnipeg, at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday. It’s a Two-For Tuesday – tickets are available at two for the price of one.

The RiverHawks are members of the Northern League, an eight-team independent professional baseball league in its 18th season. Advertising and ticket information is available by calling (815) 885-2255. Games are broadcast live on ESPN 1380 (WTJK-AM) and on ESPN1380.com. Fans can also visit the RiverHawks online at www.rockfordriverhawks.com.


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