First baseman Brett Newsome and designated hitter Steven Souza combined for six hits and six RBI to lead the host Hagerstown Suns past the Lexington Legends 9-6 in a minor-league baseball game Saturday night.
Both hitting stars slammed homers. Newsome also had three doubles and scored three times. Souza knocked in four runs, two on a double with the bases loaded in the eighth inning when the Suns led by just one run at 7-6.
Hagerstown has won the first four games of the series and goes for the sweep in the finale Sunday at 1:05 p.m.
Suns' starter Taylor Hill ran his record to 9-4 with the win despite allowing five runs in five innings. Aaron Barrett got his 14th save.
Reliever Nathan Pettus took the loss.
Shortstop Nelson Fontana had three hits, stole a base and scored twice for the Legends.
Matt Duffy drove in three runs with a double that cleared the bases when the Legends scored four runs in the third inning. Justin Gominsky had two hits and drove in two runs.
It was 97 degrees when the game began at 7:05 p.m.