The Lexington Legends scored three runs in the first inning and got another solid pitching performance from Luis Cruz on the way to a 3-0 victory over the West Virginia Power on Tuesday night at Charleston, W.Va.
Cruz, a 5-foot-9 left-hander from San Juan, Puerto Rico, turned in his fourth consecutive solid start, allowing five hits and no runs in 61⁄3 innings while striking out nine and walking three.
Carlos Quevado and Jason Chowning followed with 22⁄3 innings of hitless relief with Chowning picking up his sixth save.
In the Lexington first, Jordan Scott tripled with one out and came home on Zach Johnson's groundout. Matt Duffy walked and Drew Muren doubled before Mike Kvasnicka delivered a two-run double to left.
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After four relief appearances for the Legends, Cruz made his first start April 22 and gave up 10 hits and six runs in five innings. Since then he has allowed 18 hits and three runs, two earned, in 251⁄3 innings while striking out 25 and walking six. His ERA over that span is 1.07, lowering his ERA for the season to 2.95.