The Lexington Legends broke a tie with four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning and defeated the Rome Braves 10-6 on Saturday night at Applebee's Park.
With the score even at 6-6, Grant Hogue walked to lead off the Legends' eighth. Jose Altuve, who had four hits, followed with a single. Aaron Bray's base hit scored Hogue from second to put the Legends in front 7-6.
An error by second baseman Phil Gosselin on a pickoff attempt allowed Altuve to go to third. J.D. Martinez grounded to shortstop Matt Weaver, and Altuve scored when catcher Braeden Schlehuber was unable to handle Weaver's throw to the plate. Bray advanced to third on the play. Martinez moved to second on a wild pitch as Bray held third. Both scored when Jake Goebbert doubled to left field, giving Lexington its final margin.
Kirk Clark (3-1), though he allowed the tying run in the eighth inning, worked the eighth and ninth and picked up the victory. Steven Figueroa (0-1) was the losing pitcher.
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The Legends took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Martinez hit his eighth home run of the year, a solo shot to right center field.