The Lexington Legends broke a 1-1 tie with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, and then held on for a 3-2 win over the West Virginia Power on Thursday night at Applebee's Park.
Lexington's Aaron Bray doubled in Jake Goebbert to break the tie, and Grant Hogue's single knocked in Bray to make it 3-1.
The Legends needed that insurance run.
West Virginia's Evan Chambers led off the ninth with a home run off Legends closer Kirk Clark to make it 3-2.
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The Power then put runners at first and second with no one out. But Clark retired Aaron Baker on a flyout to left field, and Ramon Cabrera grounded into a 4-6-3 double play to end the game.
Wander Alvino (2-0), who pitched the seventh and eighth innings, got the win. Clark picked up his 10th save. Starter Juan Minaya allowed two hits and one run over the first six innings.
West Virginia reliever Ryan Kelly (0-1) took the loss.
Lexington outfielder J.D. Martinez went 3-for-4, raising his league-leading batting average to .364.