LINCOLN - Needing a win to open a crucial homestand, the Lincoln Saltdogs delivered in a 9-5 victory over Kansas City.

Nick Tepesch pulled off another win and the Dogs found offense from Randolph Oduber, Tyler Moore, Teo Martinez and more.

The T-Bones, the defending American Association champions, cut Lincoln's lead to 5-4 with three runs in the sixth inning, but a quick Lincoln response made it 9-4 and put the game out of reach.

The Saltdogs return to action Saturday night at Haymarket Park with first pitch set for 7:05.