The Lexington Legends took a 2-0 lead in the first inning Sunday, and their bats took the rest of the day off.
The Rome Braves held Lexington scoreless from the second inning on and won 3-2 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark to salvage a split of the four-game series.
Lexington had just three hits in the game, one past the first inning. Rome had 10 hits, including a tie-breaking homer by Robby Hefflinger in the seventh inning.
Ben Heath's sacrifice fly and Daniel Adamson's RBI single gave the Legends a 2-0 lead.
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After Heath's single in the third, the Legends went hitless against Rome pitchers Carlos Perez, Ronan Pacheco (3-6) and Cody Martin.
Rome trimmed the lead to 2-1 in the fourth inning on a single by Chris Garcia.
Garcia drove in another run in the sixth to tie it 2-2, this time on an RBI groundout.
Legends reliever Gabriel Garcia replaced starter Michael Foltynewicz to open the seventh inning, and Hefflinger greeted him with a leadoff homer to left for a 3-2 Braves lead.
Lexington opens a four-game series against Kannapolis on Monday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.