The Lexington Legends rallied for a seventh-inning tie, but a passed ball and a two-out RBI single in the eighth led to a 5-4 loss to the Charleston RiverDogs in South Carolina Wednesday.
The RiverDogs scored three runs in the sixth to make it 4-2, but the Legends got two back in the seventh on first baseman Eric Taylor's bases-loaded single into right field.
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Lexington's Fernando Abad replaced reliever Reid Kelly in the eighth and got two quick strikeouts before a single by David Williams. Then, with Austin Krum up to bat, a pitch got by catcher Jonathan Fixler, moving Williams over to second.
Krum promptly brought him home on a single into center field.
Abad (1-4) took the loss for the Legends, and Kelly was charged with his first blown save of the season.
Legends starter Luis Pardo gave up seven hits and four runs, one earned, over 51⁄3 innings.
Taylor was 2-for-4 and led Lexington at the plate with three RBI. He also recorded two stolen bases to give him 17 on the season.
The Legends split the first two games of the series in Charleston on Monday and Tuesday before Wednesday afternoon's loss. They will look to split the series Thursday night before heading south to Savannah to play the Sand Gnats in another four-game set.