The Kannapolis Intimidators scored two runs in the first inning and two more in the second and cruised past the Lexington Legends 8-2 Thursday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark
The Legends, who committed four errors, dropped further into the Southern Division cellar. They trail first-place Savannah by 11 games.
Kannapolis earned a split of the four-game series.
Carlos Sanchez had three hits for Kannapolis, Rangel Ravelo drove in three runs and No. 9 hitter Collin Kuhn hit a two-run homer. Eight different Intimidators scored.
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Telvin Nash hit his 10th home run for the Legends, a solo shot in the fourth. Mike Kvasnicka singled in Delino DeShields in the fifth to get Lexington within 4-2, but Kannapolis scored three runs in the eighth and another in the ninth.
Spencer Arroyo (8-7) gave up seven hits and one earned run over seven innings and got the win.
Legends starter Tanner Bushue (6-3) went six innings, blanking Kannapolis over the last four, but he took the loss.