LAKEWOOD, N.J. — The Lakewood BlueClaws scored two runs without a hit in the first inning, added three more on four hits in the second, and then held on for a 5-4 win over the Lexington Legends on Tuesday night.
Legends starter Luis Cruz walked five batters in the first inning. Cruz had walked only 13 in 631⁄3 innings before Tuesday night. Lakewood scored two runs in the first on four walks and a sacrifice fly.
The Legends got one run in the second inning on a Mike Kvasnicka walk and a double by Brandon Meredith.
The BlueClaws added three more runs in the second inning on a wild pitch and a two-run single by Harold Martinez.
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Drew Muren's solo homer in the top of the fourth cut the lead to 5-2. The Legends scored twice in the seventh. Singles by Kvasnicka, Meredith and Roberto Pena scored one run. A sacrifice fly by Chan Jong Moon brought the Legends within one but the comeback fell short.