The Hagerstown Suns' Justin Miller hit a home run in the top of the eighth that proved to be the difference in a 7-5 victory against the Lexington Legends on Saturday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.
It was the first earned run given up by Legends reliever Jason Chowning (1-2), who also surrendered another solo shot to Matthew Skole in the ninth inning. Chowning, an Eastern High School graduate, had pitched 161⁄3 innings without giving up an earned run.
Lexington, which won the first two games of the series, fell behind quickly when Hagerstown scored three runs in the top of the first. J.P Ramirez and Brett Newsome both had RBI doubles off Legends starter Luis Ordosgoitti.
Chan Moon and Delino DeShields Jr. both had RBI singles in the bottom of the third that helped Lexington even it at 3-all.
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Mike Kvasnicka hit his fourth home run of the season in the fourth inning to give the Legends a 4-3 lead.
Moon led the Legends with two hits in his debut with the team. Zachary Johnson had two RBI to give him 37 this season.