Gerry Rodriguez provided all the power the Rome Braves needed Thursday morning. Rome's first baseman hit a solo home run over the right-field wall in the fourth inning, and the Braves held on for a 1-0 win over the visiting Lexington Legends.
Left-hander Brett DeVall pitched the first five innings for Rome and picked up the win. He allowed two hits, struck out six and walked one.
Yeliar Castro pitched a scoreless sixth, and Paul Clemens worked the final three innings for his first save.
Lexington, which only had four hits in the game, put a runner at third with one out in the first inning and again in the eighth but couldn't capitalize.
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Legends starter Jordan Lyles worked seven innings, his longest outing of the year. He allowed seven hits, including the home run, struck out eight and walked no one.
Rome has taken the first two of the four-game series, which continues Friday night.