Brian Grening relieved Stewart, and retired Jorge Delgado on a short flyball to right field. Mitch Einertson hit a broken bat, line drive single to left to score Horn and bring the Wingnuts within a run. With the bases still loaded and two out, Josh Workman pinch hit for Gerardo Bustamante and singled up the middle to drive in the tying and go-ahead runs.
After a leadoff walk in the top of the eighth, Matt Nevarez relieved Logan Hoch and retired the next three hitters in order to keep the lead intact. Josh Dew took over in the top of the ninth and stranded the tying run on second to preserve the win.
Keanon Simon tripled with two outs and no one on base in the top of the third against Wingnuts' starter Marcos Tabata. Simon scored when Jose Duran lined a single to center, giving Kansas City a 1-0 lead.
The T-Bones added three more runs in the fifth. Peter Barrows led off with a walk, took second on Simon's hit-and-run groundout to second, and scored on another single to center from Duran. Tabata struck out Rico Washington for the second out of the inning before Ray Sadler doubled down the left field line to score Duran and make it 3-0. Nick Singleton relieved Tabata and allowed an RBI double to Jim Fasano for the T-Bones' fourth run.
The Wingnuts got on the board in the bottom of the fifth. Edwin Bellorin drew a leadoff walk and advanced to third when Conroy doubled to right field. Mojica plated Bellorin with a groundout to second. Horn knocked in Conroy with a groundball single through the left side.
Tabata took a no-decision, allowing four earned runs on six hits in four and two-thirds innings. Tabata walked three, struck out three, and was making his first start in exactly four years.
Kendy Batista earned the win for the Wingnuts, allowing one earned run in two innings.
Reid Santos started for Kansas City and took a no-decision, allowing two earned runs on three hits. Santos walked four and struck out one. Stewart absorbed the loss for the T-Bones.
In the bottom of the eighth, Mike Conroy led off with a triple. It was Conroy's eighth triple of the season, and his 20th in three seasons in the American Association, tying Jake Whitesides' career record.
The series concludes Thursday night with Derek Blacksher facing left-hander Kris Johnson.