For the final "Education Day" matinee of the season, the Lexington Legends solved a math puzzler Wednesday.
When does zero multiplied by three and divided by nine equal one?
When three Legends combine for nine innings of walk-free baseball, paving the way for one big win — 6-3 over the West Virginia Power.
A crowd of 6,502, mostly school kids, came to Applebee's Park for a 10:06 a.m. start.
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Robby Donovan (5-4) gave up two runs, one earned, and six hits over six innings. He struck out four.
Arcenio Leon added 12⁄3 innings of one-run, three-hit ball and two strikeouts.
After a 39-minute rain delay, Kirk Clark worked a perfect 11⁄3 innings, fanning two, to earn his ninth save.
Donovan, who is 4-1 over his last five starts, settled in after giving up a run in each of the first two innings.
"He didn't have a good warm-up just prior to the game, and (Rick) Aponte, the pitching coach, was telling me that (Donovan) was a little up," Manager Rodney Linares said. "But he made adjustments, and baseball's a game of adjustments, and he did a fine job for us."
Held to an infield single through three innings, the Legends broke loose against Brandon Holden (0-4) to plate two runs in the fourth and three in the fifth. Lexington finished with 13 hits, led by Jonathan Meyer with three. Jose Altuve, J.D. Martinez, Jake Goebbert and Grant Hogue each had two hits.
"Get a guy on, somebody gets a hit, the next guy's most likely going to get a hit on our team," Meyer said. "When we're having fun, nobody can stop us. We're a great team."
Trailing 2-0, Martinez started the fourth-inning rally with a single high off the right-field wall.
One out later, Goebbert lined a run-scoring double down the right-field line.
Meyer brought Goebbert home with a single to right.
By then, Donovan found his groove, "settling down, throwing the pitches where I need to throw them and getting outs."
"The fastball's working good," he said. "I'm hitting the inside corner a lot, and my sliders have all been (spotting), so that works, too."
Altuve led off the fifth with a double, and Miguel Arrendell bunted for a single.
When Arrendell stole second, the throw by catcher Patrick Irvine carried into center field. That allowed Altuve to score. Arrendell took third and kept going when center fielder Evan Chambers air-mailed a throw to third base.
Martinez then singled, later scoring from second on Meyer's base hit.
Altuve added a solo home run to left in the eighth.
The Power scored once in the eighth. Aaron Baker doubled, then moved around on a pair of groundouts.