Lexington Legends

Asheville caps 4-game sweep

Everth Cabrera's fifth home run of the season paced a 13-hit attack for the Asheville Tourists, who beat the Lexington Legends 6-1 on Sunday to sweep the series at Applebee's Park.

The Legends were held to one run in three of the four games.

Lexington led 1-0 on Sunday until the fifth inning, when Asheville's Brian Rike drove in two runs with a two-out single off Legends starter Jeff Icenogle (3-8).

The Tourists broke it open one inning later with four runs, highlighted by Cabrera's homer to right off Legends reliever Reid Kelly. Kelly also surrendered a two-run triple to Warren Schaeffer.

Lexington scored its lone run on Steve Brown's RBI single in the first inning. The Legends had two hits in the inning but only three thereafter.

Connor Graham (10-5) worked six innings for Asheville, striking out six and allowing four hits and four walks. Sheng-An Kuo, Edgmer Escalona and Ethan Katz combined for three innings of scoreless relief.

Craig Corrado had two of Lexington's five hits.

Icenogle struck out eight but allowed four runs, seven hits and three walks, ending a modest two-game win streak.

Cabrera went 4-for-5 for Asheville, including his 22nd double of the season.

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