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Miller Time, T-Bones Slop Land 'Dogs Comeback Win

August 14, 2012 - American Association (AA) - Lincoln Saltdogs News Release

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- For the second straight game A.J. Miller came through with a clutch eighth-inning swing, and the Saltdogs capitalized on some sloppy T-Bones play in the ninth to come back and win 9-7 in front of 4,951 fans at CommunityAmerica Ballpark Tuesday night.

With two strikes and two outs in the bottom of the eighth, Miller launched a two-run double to right center to draw the Saltdogs to within a run at 7-6.

Lincoln loaded the bases with nobody out in the top of the ninth, then scored three runs on consecutive infield errors by Kansas City to take a 9-7 lead.

Travis Parker (1-0) worked 1 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing one hit to earn his first professional win.

Mike Mehlich (1-2) allowed three runs - one earned - on one hit to take the loss.

David Espinosa and Stephen Holdren each produced two-hit performances. P.J. Zocchi worked a perfect ninth to book his 21st save, matching last season's total.

The clubs are back at it Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m. for game two of the three-game set. Justin Edwards (4-6, 5.42) will square off against Shaun Garceau (7-4, 2.82). Radio coverage begins at 6:35 p.m. on KFOR 1240.

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