The Charleston (S.C.) RiverDogs banged out 15 hits Wednesday and routed the Lexington Legends 9-4 for their 10th win in a row.
In winning the 10:05 a.m. start at Whitaker Bank Ballpark, Charleston improved to 15-3, the best record in the South Atlantic League.
The Legends (8-12) are in fifth place in the SAL's Southern Division, trailing the RiverDogs by eight games.
Charleston opened the scoring with two runs in the second inning off Lexington starter Kyle Hallock (1-1). Angelo Gumbs led off with a double, took third on a wild pitch and scored on a double by Kelvin De Leon. DeLeon scored on a two-out single by Francisco Arcia.
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The RiverDogs added four more runs in the fourth, then put things out of reach with Tyler Austin's solo home run in the seventh and back-to-back shots by Mason Williams and Anderson Feliz in the eighth.
The Legends scored all their runs in the bottom of the eighth. Delino DeShields Jr. walked with one out and moved to second on a wild pitch. Justin Gominsky also walked as DeShields moved to third on another wild pitch, and Jordan Scott's single scored DeShields with the Legends' first run. After Zach Johnson grounded into a force play, Matt Duffy walked to load the bases. Alex Todd's line-drive double to left-center scored all three runners.
The four-game series continues Thursday with a 7:05 p.m. start. Gates will open at 5 p.m. for a special appearance by former University of Kentucky basketball star Terrence Jones, who will sign autographs and throw a ceremonial first pitch.