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2000 Playoffs




Championship | Second round | First round | Game 163

Championship

Inwood 4, Kansas City 0 Game 1: Kansas City jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the third behind an RBI double by Tom Lampkin and a two-run bomb by Ryan Klesko. Taking advantage of The 'Fill's dimensions, though, Inwood came right back behind two Ken Griffey shots wrapped around a Jeromy Burnitz bomb to take a 6-4 lead after four innings. Not to be denied, the Tornadoes tied the game in the fifth on singles by B.J. Surhoff and a big two-out hit by Tom Lampkin. But it was Surhoff's error that opened the gates for Inwood in the bottom of the inning, allowing them to re-establish a two-run lead on Carlos Delgado's single. The Tornadoes weren't done. They loaded the bases with no one out in the top of the sixth. A groundout by Joe Randa drove home one run, and singles by Surhoff and Thomas Howard gave Kansas City another lead, 9-8. K.C.'s defense abandoned them again in the bottom of the inning, though. With one out, Rich Becker reached on an error by second baseman Tony Graffanino. After a flyout by Rickey Henderson, the 'Fills got back to back walks from Derek Jeter and Jeromy Burnitz to load the bases for John Jaha...who unloaded them with a blast into the upper deck. 12-9, Landfills. Jeff Zimmerman and Alan Embree held K.C. hitless the rest of the way to give Inwood a 15-9 win. Kansas City 0 1 3 0 2 3 0 0 0 - 9 14 2 Inwood 0 0 1 5 2 4 1 2 x - 15 13 2 W: Remlinger (1-0) L: Mohler (0-1) HR: Lofton (1), Klesko (1), Griffey 2 (2), Burnitz (1), Jaha (1), Piazza (1) Game 2: Ismael Valdes and three relievers combined on a two-hitter and Ken Griffey hit another home run to lead Inwood to a 4-2 win. Greg Maddux went the distance for the Tornadoes. Kansas City 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 2 2 0 Inwood 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 x - 4 8 1 W: Embree (1-0) L: Maddux (0-1) Sv: Zimmerman (1) HR: Dye (1), Griffey (3) Game 3: Pedro Martinez was dominant, tossing a complete game and striking out 16 Landfills, but a couple of bad pitches in the eighth inning allowed Inwood to beat him, 4-2. Ken Griffey and Jeromy Burnitz hit solo shots in the eighth to break a 2-2 tie. Ryan Klesko homered and scored both the Tornadoes' runs. Inwood 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 - 4 8 1 Kansas City 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 2 8 0 W: Brocail (1-0) L: Martinez (0-1) Sv: Hoffman (1) HR: Klesko (2), Griffey (4), Burnitz (1), Piazza (2) Game 4: B.J. Surhoff's first-inning error helped the Landfills take a 2-0 lead. Down 4-1 in the fourth, the Tornadoes struck back behind an RBI double by Paul O'Neill and an RBI triple by Mark McLemore to make it 4-3. In the top of the fifth, the Landfills loaded the bases with no one out, chasing Al Reyes (who had relieved Jon Leiber in the third). Jesse Orosco was ineffective, though, allowing two RBI singles and a walk to stretch the deficit to 8-3. From there, it was more Landfill relief, as Mike Remlinger and Alan Embree threw five shutout innings to close out the Tornadoes and set off a celebration. Inwood 2 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 - 9 9 0 Kansas City 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 - 3 8 1 W: Remlinger (2-0) L: Lieber (0-1) HR: none

Second round

Kansas City 4, Wichita 3 Inwood 4, Prospect Park 0 Inwood 4. Prospect Park 0 he Inwood Landfills swept the Prospect Park Posse to advance to the NASA Championship Series. Game 1: Carlos Delgado's third-inning grand slam gave Pete Harnisch all he would need. The right-hander scattered three hits over five innings in the 9-4 Landfill win. Damion Easley and Terry Steinbach had two hits apiece for the Posse. Inwood 0 0 4 1 0 2 2 0 0 - 9 13 2 Prospect Park 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 - 4 9 2 W: Harnisch (1-0) L: Brown (0-1) HR: Delgado (1) Game 2: The Landfills again drew first blood, as a John Jaha double and a three-run homer by Ken Caminiti staked Ismael Valdes to a 4-0 lead in the first inning. The Posse chipped away behind a pair of RBI singles by Damion Easley, but Mike Piazza made up the runs with a solo homer and an RBI double. The Posse's best chance came in the eighth. Trailing 6-3, Jeff Cirillo and Jose Cruz roped back-to-back doubles to bring the tying run to the plate. Doug Brocail got Mark McGwire to fly to right, but John Jaha booted Jay Buhner's ground ball to put the tying run on base. Juan Gonzalez grounded to Jay Bell to end the threat. Inwood 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 - 8 13 1 Prospect Park 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 - 6 11 0 W: Cormier (1-0) L: Hermanson (0-1) HR: Caminiti (1), Piazza (1), Cruz Jr. (1) Game 3: The Landfills enjoyed some home cooking, popping three bombs off David Cone and getting five good innings from the bullpen in a 9-3 win. The Posse got solo home runs from Harold Baines, Ray Lankford and Terry Steinbach in the loss. Prospect Park 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 - 3 10 0 Inwood 0 2 1 2 2 0 0 2 x - 9 10 0 W: Remlinger (1-0) L: Cone (0-1) HR: Baines (1), Buhner (1), Steinbach (1), Delgado (2), Griffey (1), Bell (1) Game 4: The Posse shook up their lineup and it worked: Brady Anderson and Mark McGwire blasted back-to- back bombs in the first inning for a 3-0 lead. After the Landfills used back to back blasts of their own (by Ken Caminiti and Jay Bell) to take a 4-3 lead, new leadoff hitter Jeff Cirillo popped a shot in the fourth inning to tie the game. With two outs and two on in the fifth, the Posse got a big hit by Terry Steinbach to take a 6-4 lead, and when Kevin Brown shut the Landfills down in the fifth, it looked like Prospect Park was headed to Game 5. But in the bottom of the sixth, the 'Fills strung together a hit batter, a double and a walk to bring Jay Bell to the plate. Bell went down to get a 1-1 sinker and drove it into the left-field seats, giving the 'Fills a two-run lead. The bullpen took over from there, as Jeff Zimmerman, Mike Remlinger and Trevor Hoffman combined for three shutout innings to close the series. Prospect Park 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 - 6 11 0 Inwood 1 3 0 0 0 4 1 0 x - 9 13 1 W: Zimmerman (1-0) L: Brown (0-2) Sv: Hoffman (1) HR: Anderson (1), McGwire (1), Cirillo (1), Caminiti (2), Bell 2 (3), Piazza (2) Kansas City vs. Wichita Game 1: W - Fernandez L - Saberhagen HR - Dye 2, Lopez, Randa, Lampkin, O'Neill, Olerud, RWhite, Thome. Alex Fernandez vs Bret Saberhagen: KC jumped on Saberhagen in the second, scoring on a sac fly from Paul O'Neill and a homer from Jermaine Dye, then four more in the third, capped by a homer from Javy Lopez. Wichita chipped away at the lead, keyed by homers from Olerud and Thome, but Kansas City tore up the Whiffers' pen with back-to-back shots in both the eighth and ninth innings for a 12-7 win. Game 2: Greg Maddux vs John Smoltz: KC again jumped to a lead early, keyed by a two-run blast from Ryan Klesko for a 3-0 lead in the first. Wichita got two in the second, then one in the third to tie it. The game remained tied into the thirteenth inning, despite KC having a runner at third with one out in the eighth, Wichita having a runner at third with one out in the eighth, KC having a runner at second with two out in the ninth, Wichita having runners at first and second and nobody out in the eleventh, and the bases loaded with two outs in the twelfth. In the top of the thirteenth, Dye doubled off T.J. Mathews, scoring Omar Vizquel. Roberto Hernandez came on to pitch the ninth, but gave up a single to Rondell White. Miguel Tejada, who bounced into a double play to end the threat in the eleventh, again hit one weakly back to the mound, but was unable to turn the double play. John Olerud then came up and hit a weak fly ball that left the Sammy Khalifa Memorial Outhouse to win the game for the Whiffers. Game 3: W - Johnson L - Hernandez S - Swindell HR - Mieske Pedro vs RJ. Both pitchers were in complete command. Mieske homered off RJ in the fifth, and Graffanino doubled in Edgar in the sixth, but Pedro spit the bit in the seventh, wild pitching in one run, and seeing Carlos Beltran hit a horseshoe for the second run to tie the game. No further action until the 12th, when Roberto Hernandez couldn't get anyone out and Wichita put up three runs to win 5-2. Game 4: W - Hernandez L - Nitkowski HR - Lopez, Randa Fernandez vs Neagle. Wichita draws first blood for a change, scoring on the second on a single and a bases loaded walk to lead 2-0. Lopez hits the 4-9 and Randa doubles in a run in the third to tie it up. Tejada sqeezes in a run in the top of the seventh, but Lofton squeezes in a run in the bottom of the frame to knot it 3-3. Beltran doubles with two out in the 9th, but Hernandez strands him. Olerud doubles to lead off the tenth, but can't move. Edgar singles off Nitkowski in the eleventh, and then Randa lines a 2-4 out of the park for a 5-3 win in the third consecutive extra-inning game. Game 5: W - Saberhagen L - Lieber HR - Thome Lieber vs Saberhagen. Who can hit the most 4-8s and 4-9s, eh? Um, Wichita does. Thome drills a 4-9 to cap a four-run fifth, and Wichita doesn't look back, winning 9-4. Game 6: W - Maddux L - Smoltz S - Timlin HR - Hammonds, O'Neill. Maddux vs Smoltz. A rematch of Game 2. Vlad drops a fly ball in the third that leads to two runs, and Omar's double scores a run in the fifth to lead 3-0. Sweeney's two-out single in the fifth makes it 3-1, then Jeff Hammonds' 2-6 in the seventh makes it 3-2. Paul O'Neill dumps one into the front row to give KC a 4-2 lead going into the bottom of the ninth. Ripken singles off Edgar's glove, then, one out later, Fasano rolls 3-11. 3-10 is gone. 3-12 is gone. 3-11 is a single to left, and Ripken slides safely into second. Timlin is summoned, but walks Olerud to load the bases. After a quick pep talk, he fires three fastballs past Alomar, sending up Sweeney in another clutch situation. He gets the 1 column, but it's a 1-12 and a harmless groundout. Game 7: W - Martinez L - Johnson HR - Vizquel, Mieske, Dye. In the top of the first, Omar Vizquel stroked a home run off Randy Johnson. In the third, Jermaine Dye led off with a triple, but Kenny Lofton botched a squeeze. After Howard singled to send Lofton to third, Vizquel tried to squeeze, and again failed. Meanwhile, Pedro started off shaky. Robbie Alomar hit a 3-4, but miraculously missed the homer, and was stranded in the first. Johnny Damon led off the second with a 5-7 double, but was stranded there. Matt Mieske continued his good work against RJ in the third, stroking a two run homer to give KC a 3-0 lead. Jermaine Dye hit a diamond later in the inning, but the 12 on the 20-sided produced just a loud out. Strange things began in the fifth. Omar singled, and Johnson was yanked in favor of Rick Aguilera. Edgar greeted him with a double into the corner, but Omar was given the stop sign at third. After Lopez flew out harmlessly for the second out, Aguilera balked, scoring Omar. An infield hit from Joe Randa scored Edgar, and it was 5-0. Meanwhile, Pedro had shifted into cruise control. He retired 14 Whiffers in a row before hitting Vlad in the seventh, but struck out Ripken and Hammonds to get out of it. The Whiffers scored a run in the eighth after a Kenny Lofton error, but KC already had weaselly insurance runs (scoring on a Miguel Tejada error, a homer from Jermaine Dye after Fernando Vina doubled off Jeff Shaw, and hits from Surhoff, Vina, and Orlando Palmeiro off CJ Nitkowski in the ninth. When Cal Ripken hit a soft liner to Vizquel in the ninth, the crowd was already halfway to the parking lot. Final: KC 10, Wichita 1. Vizquel was named MVP of the series, going 17 for 37 (.459) with 7 extra base hits and ten runs scored, and playing flawless shortstop.

First round

Kansas City 4, Spokane 1 Inwood 4, Louisville 3 Prospect Park and Wichita earned byes. Inwood 4, Louisville 3 Inwood and Louisville are tied at two games apiece in their first-round NASA playoff series. Game 1: Carlos Delgado blasted a first-inning grand slam to lead the Landfills to a 15-7 win. The Landfills roped eight doubles in the romp. Manny Ramirez drove in four runs for the Thoroughbreds. W: Zimmerman (1-0) L: Lima (0-1) HR: Ramirez (1), Vidro (1), Delgado (1), Jaha (1) Game 2: The Thoroughbreds overcame a three-run deficit, capping the comeback with a two-out RBI triple in the eighth inning by Reggie Sanders, to win at The 'Fill, 6-5. Louisville relievers were perfect, retiring the last 13 Landfills to come to the plate. W: Rogers (1-0) L: Zimmerman (1-1) Sv: Benitez, (1) HR: Williams (1), Ramirez (2), Bush (1) Game 3: Eric Milton tossed 7 1/3 good innings and Manny Ramirez hit two more home runs to lead Louisville to a 7-3 win. Ismael Valdes pitched the series' first complete game in the loss. W: Milton (1-0) L: Valdes (0-1) HR: Jeter (1), Ramirez 2 (4), O'Leary (1) Game 4: For the second time, the Landfills jumped on Jose Lima early, riding a Derek Jeter home run and a Dave Hansen triple to an early 4-0 lead. A six- run seventh inning, highlighted by a Jay Bell grand slam, turned a close game into a blowout. Final score: 14-3, Inwood. Jose Vidro and Darryl Strawberry homered for Louisville. W: Harnisch (1-0) L: Lima (0-2) Sv: Villone (1) HR: Jeter (2), Bell (1), Vidro (2), Strawberry (1) Game 5: Ivan Rodriguez's first-inning RBI single was all the Thoroughbreds would need, as Omar Daal scattered seven hits in a 7-0 shutout, putting Louisville one win away from the NASA semis. Troy O'Leary and J.T. Snow chipped in with two-run home runs to back Daal's performance. W: Daal (1-0) L: Suppan (0-1) HR: O'Leary (2), Snow (1) Game 6: John Jaha's sixth-inning home run broke a 4-4 tie and sent the Landfills on their way to a 9-5 win. The Thoroughbreds were down 9-4 with no one on and two outs in the ninth, but strung together a hit batsman, a walk, a single and another walk to bring Ivan Rodriguez to the plate as the tying run. Rodriguez grounded to shortstop to end the game. W: Embree (1-0) L: Wendell (0-1) Sv: Hoffman (1) HR: Rodriguez (1), Renteria (1), Delgado (2), Burnitz (1), Jaha 2 (3), Bell (2) Game 7: With scouts from Wichita and Prospect Park in attendance, the Louisville Thoroughbreds came out strong. Doubles by Manny Ramirez and Matt Williams keyed a four-run second inning that staked Jose Lima to a lead and knocked Pete Harnisch from the game after just 1 2/3 innings. Lima faltered in the fourth, giving up a two-run home run to Mike Piazza and an game-tying RBI single to Rickey Henderson. Kenny Rogers, making his sixth relief appearance of the series, retired Derek Jeter to maintain the tie. In the bottom of the fifth, Manny Ramirez couldn't quite reach a Jeromy Burnitz bloop and was charged with an error. It would cost Louisville, as three batters later Mike Piazza roped a double into the right-field corner to give the 'Fills their first lead of the game. In the sixth, Derek Jeter blasted a two-out, two-run home run off Turk Wendell to push the Landfill lead to 7-4, which is how the game ended. The story? The Landfill bullpen, which tossed 7 1/3 shutout innings in relief of Pete Harnisch. W: Zimmerman (2-1) L: Rogers (1-1) Sv: Brocail (1) HR: Piazza (1), Jeter (3) The series MVP was shared by a star from each team. Manny Ramirez hit .407 with four home runs for Louisville, while Derek Jeter hit .370 with three bombs and played perfect defense for the 'Fills. Kansas City 4, Spokane 1 Game 1 Tornadoes....... 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 1 - 7 13 1 Chiefs.......... 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 - 3 9 0 WP-Fernandez LP-Ashby HR-Sheffield (Spo) Third baseman Joe Randa had 2 base hits and 2 RBI as the Kansas City Tornadoes defeated the Spokane Chiefs 7 to 3 at The Reservation. Alex Fernandez (12-8) was credited with the win in a less than impressive performance. He gave up 7 hits and 1 walk in 5 innings. Overall Kansas City out-hit Spokane 13 to 9. Andy Ashby (20-8) took the loss. He pitched 7 innings giving up 12 hits. Game 2 Tornadoes....... 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 3 11 1 Chiefs.......... 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 - 4 7 0 WP-Rocker LP-Hernandez HR-Glanville (Spo) 43,842 fans watched an exciting game at The Reservation. The amazing Spokane Chiefs topped the Kansas City Tornadoes by the slimmest of margins, 4 to 3. The game was deadlocked at 3 after nine full innings. Spokane ended up winning it in the 10th inning. Todd Zeile banged out a single. Roberto Hernandez then uncorked a pitch that was ruled a passed ball. Jason Varitek then lined a base-hit making Spokane victorious to the delight of the the home town crowd. Despite losing, Kansas City out-hit Spokane 11 to 7. The winning pitcher was John Rocker(4-2) who allowed no runs in 2 innings. The loss was charged to Hernandez(5-2) in relief. He surrendered 2 hits and no walks without retiring a batter. Game 3 Chiefs.......... 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 5 2 Tornadoes....... 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 - 3 4 0 WP-Martinez L-Schmidt Pedro Martinez dominated striking out 12 Spokane batters as the amazing Kansas City Tornadoes defeated the Spokane Chiefs by the score of 3 to 1 at Hook Echo Park. Martinez(18-12) simply dominated Spokane. He was stingy on the mound, allowing just 5 hits and 1 walk in 9 innings. Neither team managed to score after the 4th inning. The loss was charged to Jason Schmidt(13-12). 'Everything felt great' Martinez said. 'I had a good fastball, I felt I could throw it by everybody today.' Game 4 Chiefs.......... 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 9 1 Tornadoes....... 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 - 2 6 1 WP-Fernandez LP-Ashby S-Timlin B.J. Surhoff had 2 base hits at Hook Echo Park where the mighty Kansas City Tornadoes beat the Spokane Chiefs 2 to 1. Alex Fernandez(13-8) pitched a solid game. He went 7 and 2/3 innings surrendering 9 hits and 1 walk seeing his ERA drop from 4.83 to 4.63. Spokane was retired without difficulty in the 9th. Mike Timlin was credited with his 16th save. Andy Ashby(20-9) was tagged with the loss. He gave up 6 hits and 1 walk in 8 innings. Game 5 Chiefs.......... 1 0 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 8 13 1 Tornadoes....... 2 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 - 9 13 3 WP-Reyes LP-Graves HRs-Zeile (Spo), Lopez (KC), Surhoff (KC) Javy Lopez hit a homerun and had 2 RBI as the potent Kansas City Tornadoes outscored the Spokane Chiefs in 13 innings 9 to 8. The score was knotted at 8 after nine innings. Kansas City won the game in the 13th inning. Jermaine Dye drew a walk. Two outs later Kenny Lofton stepped in and he drew a walk. Omar Vizquel then lined a one-base hit resulting in an exciting win for Kansas City and a wild post-game celebration by the home town fans. A wild and woolly affair, this game saw the lead change 5 times. Al Reyes(7-1) was the winner allowing no runs in 3 innings. Danny Graves(8-3) was the losing pitcher in relief. He gave up 2 hits and 2 walks in 2 and 2/3 innings.

Game 163

BOXSCORE: 2000 Kansas City Tornadoes At 2000 Wichita Whiffers 10/25/2000 Tornadoes AB R H RBI AVG Whiffers AB R H RBI AVG K.Lofton CF 4 1 2 0 .277 J.Olerud 1B 5 1 2 1 .274 O.Vizquel SS 5 1 1 0 .342 R.Alomar 2B 3 0 0 0 .279 E.Martinez 1B 4 1 1 2 .308 S.Fasano C 4 1 1 0 .195 R.Klesko LF 2 0 1 0 .304 J.Thome DH 4 2 2 0 .285 A-T.Graffanino PH 1 0 0 0 .366 V.Guerrero RF 4 1 2 4 .359 D-B.Surhoff LF 1 0 0 0 .292 J.Damon CF 4 0 1 0 .266 J.Lopez C 4 0 0 0 .313 C.Ripken Jr. 3B 4 1 2 1 .326 P.O'Neill DH 2 0 0 0 .329 J.Hammonds LF 1 0 0 0 .278 B-M.Mieske PH 0 0 0 0 .404 E-M.Loretta PH,SS 2 0 0 0 .319 C-T.Lampkin PH 2 0 1 1 .301 M.Tejada SS 2 0 1 0 .205 J.Dye RF 3 0 1 1 .213 F-R.White PH,LF 2 0 0 0 .313 I-O.Palmeiro PH,RF 1 0 0 0 .229 J.Randa 3B 4 1 3 0 .297 M.McLemore 2B 2 0 0 0 .258 G-E.Owens PH 1 0 1 0 .625 H-F.Vina 2B 1 0 0 0 .311 -- -- -- --- -- -- -- --- Totals 37 4 11 4 Totals 35 6 11 6 A-Pinch Hit For Klesko In 6th Inning B-Pinch Hit For O'Neill In 6th Inning C-Pinch Hit For Mieske In 6th Inning D-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Graffanino In 6th Inning E-Pinch Hit For Hammonds In 6th Inning F-Pinch Hit For Tejada In 6th Inning G-Pinch Hit For McLemore In 7th Inning H-Subbed Defensively (2B) For Owens In 7th Inning I-Pinch Hit For Dye In 8th Inning Tornadoes....... 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 - 4 11 1 Whiffers........ 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 - 6 11 0 Tornadoes IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA SCORESHEET P.Martinez LOSS(17-12) 8 11 6 6 2 10 3 3.42 A1 Totals 8 11 6 6 2 10 3 Whiffers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA SCORESHEET B.Saberhagen 5 6 3 3 0 6 0 4.52 A1 C3 R.Johnson HOLD(1st) 0 2/3 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.82 C4 C5 J.Smoltz BS(1st) 0 1/3 3 1 1 0 0 0 3.84 C6 C8 J.Shaw WIN(3-4) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.76 C9 D4 R.Aguilera HOLD(1st) 1 1/3 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.57 D5 D8 G.Swindell SAVE(5th) 0 2/3 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.81 D9 Totals 9 11 4 4 1 10 0 ATTENDANCE- 27,974 DATE- TIME- Day T- 3:00 LEFT ON BASE- Tornadoes: 7 Whiffers: 7 DOUBLE PLAYS- Tornadoes: 0 Whiffers: 0 ERRORS- J.Randa DOUBLES- R.Klesko(31st), J.Dye(17th), J.Randa(29th), S.Fasano(2nd), J.Thome(21st) TRIPLES- J.Damon(5th) HOME RUNS- J.Olerud(15th), V.Guerrero(54th), C.Ripken Jr.(8th) WALKS- K.Lofton, R.Alomar, J.Hammonds STRIKE OUTS- K.Lofton-2, E.Martinez, R.Klesko, T.Graffanino, J.Lopez-2, P.O'Neill, T.Lampkin, M.McLemore, J.Olerud, R.Alomar, S.Fasano-3, J.Thome-2, V.Guerrero, J.Hammonds, R.White WILD PITCHES- P.Martinez Vladimir Guerrero left the yard and had 4 RBI as the impressive Wichita Whiffers defeated the Kansas City Tornadoes by a score of 6 to 4 at Sammy Khalifa Stad. In the bottom of the 7th inning Wichita scored 4 runs when they had 4 base hits. The highlight belonged to Guerrero who excited the crowd when he lofted a three-run bomb (his 54th of the season). Both teams finished the game with 11 hits. Jeff Shaw(3-4) got credit for the victory, pitching 1 inning and allowing no runs. Greg Swindell earned his 5th save. The loss was charged to Pedro Martinez(17-12). He served up 3 homeruns in his 8 innings.