Lexington Legends

Legends end skid in extra innings

The Lexington Legends pulled it together late, beating the Greenville Drive 5-4 in 10 innings Thursday to avoid a season-high eighth straight loss.

Lexington's Craig Corrado scored from third on a wild pitch for the game-winning run in the top of the tenth.

Down by four runs in the eighth inning, the Legends roared back to tie the game. Eric Taylor crossed home on a Brian Pellegrini triple. Jacob Priday's single to left brought in Pellegrini, and Jonathan Fixler tied the game with a two-run home run.

In the ninth, left fielder Pellegrini threw out the go-ahead run at home plate to keep Lexington alive. Fernando Abad took over with a man on second in the ninth and picked up the win.

Lexington dug their hole in the top of the third inning. After one man scored on a single, Greenville's Jered Stanley hit a three-run homer to cap the four-run inning.

The four earned runs were the most for Legends starter Leandro Cespedes in more than two months. Cespedes allowed four hits, four runs and three walks while striking out five in his tenth straight no-decision.