Hagerstown's Bryce Harper hit his first home run as a professional, but the Legends' bats had more pop as they won 6-4 in the second game of a doubleheader Wednesday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.
Tyler Burnett and Delino DeShields Jr. hit solo shots in the third inning, getting Lexington back in the game after the Legends fell behind 4-0.
Then in the fifth, designated hitter Chris Wallace drove in two of Lexington's four runs with a single to Harper in right field, and the Legends got solid relief pitching from Gabriel Garcia (1-0) and Jose De Leon.
Harper, the No. 1 overall pick in last year's draft for the Washington Nationals, hit his first homer to left in the third with a man on base. It was just his second hit of the series after he went 0-for-4 Tuesday and 1-for-2 in Wednesday's first game.
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The Suns roughed up Legends starter Ruben Alaniz, who gave up five hits, four runs and two walks and was pulled after the third. Garcia struck out four, giving up one hit and a walk over three, and De Leon pitched a perfect ninth for his first save of the season. South Atlantic League doubleheader games go seven innings.
Both managers were ejected. Lexington's Rodney Linares was tossed by plate umpire Ryan Clark for arguing after Clark ruled that Adam Bailey had not crossed home plate before Daniel Adamson was tagged out at third for the last out in the fourth inning. The Suns' Brian Daubach got the thumb in the sixth after Blake Kelso was ruled to have swung and missed on a third strike.
Suns 1, Legends 0 (7): In the opener, Hagerstown scored the only run of the game in the sixth, when Mills Rogers doubled to center field to score Adrian Sanchez. Cameron Selik (1-0) pitched the first five innings to get the win.
Legends starter Mike Foltynewicz (0-2) suffered the loss, though he allowed just five hits and one run through six innings.