Ross Seaton pitched seven shutout innings, and Albert Cartwright homered and drove in two runs as the Lexington Legends beat the Rome Braves 4-2 Tuesday night at Applebee's Park.
The victory improved the Legends' record to 11-8 and moved them into a tie for second, one game behind Greenville in the South Atlantic League Southern Division.
Seaton (3-1), a 19-year-old from Sugar Land, Texas, allowed four hits, walked two and struck out three while lowering his earned run average to 1.14. He has not allowed more than one earned run in any of his four starts.
Rome starter Randall Delgado (0-3) walked Kody Hinze with the bases loaded in the bottom of the third to give Lexington a 1-0 lead.
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The Legends made it 3-0 in the fourth on Jay Austin's RBI groundout and Cartwright's run-scoring infield single.
Delgado allowed only four hits in his four innings, but he walked four and hit a batter.
Cartwright made it 4-0 in the seventh with a solo home run to left, his second of the season, off reliever James Hoover. The Legends' second baseman went 2-for-2 to raise his average to .293.
Rome finally broke through in the eighth off reliever Patrick Urckfitz with four hits and a pair of runs, both scoring on L.V. Ware's home run. Urckfitz got out of the inning by inducing a double-play grounder with runners at first and second.
Legends closer Daniel Meszaros picked up his seventh save in seven tries with a shutout ninth. He has yet to allow a run in 71⁄3 innings.