Winguts fall

short to Hawks

WICHITA — The Wichita Wingnuts fell to the Fargo-Moorhead Red Hawks in an American Association clash of division leaders Friday at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

Wichita scored a run in the first inning when Jake Kahaulelio doubled and came home on a John Rodriguez single. Kahaulelio was hit by a pitch and scored in the bottom of the third inning.

The RedHawks scored all of its runs in the top of the fifth. With bases loaded and no outs, Fargo-Moorhead scored two runs on fielder's choice coupled with an error. Nic Jackson followed with a two-run double. Keith Brachold added an RBI double.

C.J. Ziegler hit a two-run home run with one out in the bottom of the ninth. Wichita then drew a walk, but a 4-6-3 double play ended the rally and the game.

Brian Ernst got the win for the RedHawks, 55-30, striking out four in 5 2-3 innings. Derrick Miramontes served up the double play ball in the ninth for the save.

Junior Guerra took the loss for Wichita, striking out 11 in eight innings.

Ziegler, Rodriguez and Chad Armstrong each had two hits for Wichita, 56-28.

The second game of the three-game series is 7:05 p.m. today.

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Ernst (W, 5-2), Harris 6, Kilcrease 7, Bodishbaugh 9, Miramontes (S, 1) 9 and Jennings; Guerra (L, 8-4), Walters 9 and Armstrong. HR — W: Ziegler (24). Time — 2:59. Attendance — n/a.

Royals sweep


DETROIT — The Kansas City Royals claimed a pair of wins Friday at Detroit.

Kansas City won the first game 2-1 and the second game 3-0. The Tigers were held to six hits in the two games.

In the first game, Danny Duffy pitched six innings of one-hit, shutout ball, walking three and striking out three, for his first win of the season. Greg Holland pitched the ninth for his 33rd save of the season.

Eric Hosmer hit a solo home run for the Royals. Emilio Bonifacio added an RBI.

Ramon Santiago hit a pinch hit home run for the Tigers in the eighth inning. Justin Verlander took the loss, striking out six in eight innings of work, falling to 12-9.

Hosmer struck for a two-run home in the third inning of the second game. Jamey Carroll drove in a run in the seventh inning. Hosmer finished two for four hitting.

James Shields, 8-8, went seven innings for the win, allowing three hits, four walks and a strikeout. Holland pitched the ninth for his second save of the day.

Jose Alvarez took the loss for the Tigers.

Kansas City moves to within 6 1/2 games of the Tigers for first place in the AL Central and 4 1/2 games out of the wild card spot. The two teams meet again at 6 p.m. today.

First game

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Duffy (W, 1-0), Herrera 7, Crow 8, Holland (S, 33) 9 and Kottaras, Perez 9; Verlander (L, 12-9), Coke 9, Alburquerque 9 and Holaday, Pena 9. HR — KC: Hosmer (13). D: Santiago (1). Time — 2:39. Attendance — 38,714.

Second game

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Shields (W, 8-8), Hochevar 8, Holland (S, 34) 9 and Perez; Alvarez (L, 1-3), Bonderman 6, Coke 7, Alburquerque 8 and Pena. HR — KC: Hosmer (14). Time — 2:55. Attendance — 40,980.

Chiefs fall

to 49ers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 14-yard pass from B.J. Daniels to Chuck Jacobs with 6:24 remaining in regulation gave the San Francisco 49ers a 15-13 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in pre-season play Friday at Arrowhead Stadium.

Phil Dawson hit field goals of 42, 55 and 55 yards for the 49ers. Kansas City kicker Ryan Succop hit field goals of 47 and 23 yards. Quintin Demps scored the sole touchdown for Kansas City on a 104-yard kickoff return.

The Chiefs led 13-6 at the half, but failed to score in the second half. Alex Smith hit seven of 16 passes for the Chiefs for 62 yards.

For the 49ers, Daniels was six of nine for 72 yards. Frank Gore had 54 yards rushing on two carries.

Kansas City, 0-2 in the pre-season, plays Aug. 24 at Pittsburgh.