Tostado Keeps Raking, But Monarchs Blanked In Milwaukee

FRANKLIN, Wisc. — Frankie Tostado hit two doubles and raised his league-leading batting average to .378, but the Kansas City Monarchs were shut out against the Milwaukee Milkmen 6-0 Saturday night at Franklin Field.

Kansas City (17-15) was 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position in the contest. The Monarchs bullpen continuted to impress, throwing four innings without allowing a run.

The rubber game of the three-game series is set for Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN Kansas City 1510 AM and 94.5 FM and AABaseball.TV.

The Milkmen (18-14) took a 4-0 lead after three innings, pushing across four two-out RBI singles against Monarchs starter Connor Curlis. Curlis allowed six runs on 10 hits in four-plus innings of work, striking out one and walking three.

Tostado and Channy Ortiz both recorded two-hit nights for the Monarchs. Every player in the Milwaukee’s starting lineup notched at least one hit.

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Kansas City will send Jackson Goddard to the mound for Sunday’s series finale against Milwaukee’s Jhordany Mezquita.