Robby Donovan worked seven strong innings as the Lexington Legends took the opener of a four-game series with the host Asheville Tourists, 6-2, Wednesday night.
Donovan (2-3) allowed five hits and two earned runs in his longest outing of the year. He walked one and struck out one.
The Legends scratched out a run in the first when Jose Altuve doubled leading off, went to third on a wild pitch by Asheville starter Jonathan Vargas (0-4) and scored on an infield out by J.D. Martinez.
Asheville took a 2-1 lead in the third. Kent Matthes' bases-loaded sacrifice fly and a wild pitch scored the runs.
The Legends took the lead for good in the fifth. Kody Hinze doubled to lead off and advanced to third on a single by Jonathan Meyer. Hinze scored when Andy Simunic grounded into a force play, and Grant Hogue tripled to score Simunic, giving the Legends a 3-2 lead.
The Legends wrapped it up with three more runs in the sixth.