Lexington Legends

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Lakewood BlueClaws

at Lexington Legends

What: Four-game series

Where: Applebee's Park

When: Wednesday through Saturday (7:05 each night)

Tickets: Call (859) 422-7867

Probable starters: (Legends listed first) Wednesday, LH Anthony Bello (2-4, 3.91) vs. LH Walter Tejeda (3-4, 4.78); Thursday, RH Luis Pardo (0-4, 4.19) vs. RH Chance Chapman (5-4, 2.81); Friday, RH Jake Leonhardt (2-7, 5.59) vs. RH Darren Byrd (1-1, 2.80); Saturday, LH Tommy Vessella (1-3, 6.83) or RH Leandro Cespedes (2-5, 5.28) vs. RH Julian Sampson (5-1, 4.86)

BlueClaw to watch: Thursday's starter, RH Chance Chapman (6-foot-4, 200 pounds, from San Luis Obispo, Calif.) has worked 861⁄3 innings over 17 games, including 14 starts. Overall, he is 5-4 with a 2.81 ERA; on the road, he's 4-1 with a 1.80 ERA. Over his last three starts, spanning 18 innings, the former Oral Roberts University standout has given up one earned run.

Legend to watch: OF Brian Pellegrini (6-1, 240, from Willoughby, Ohio) took a five-game hitting streak into play Tuesday. He continues to have more RBI (38) than games played (35). An Astros 12th-round draft pick last year out of St. Bonaventure, Pellegrini is hitting .264 over those 35 games, with 13 homers, five doubles and two triples. The big guy can move, too — he's 4-for-5 in stolen-base attempts. Pellegrini is batting .226 on the road, .302 at home.

Radio: WLXG-AM 1300

Mark Maloney

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