The Lexington Legends closed out the first half of the South Atlantic League season with a 4-2 victory over the Greenville Drive in Greenville, S.C., on Sunday.
The Legends finished third in the Southern Division, four games behind first-place Greenville.
Legends starter Jordan Lyles (4-6) struck out 11 in six innings, increasing his league lead to 98, and combined with relievers Ashton Mowdy and Patrick Urckfitz on a three-hitter.
Stephen Fife (0-1) was the hard-luck loser, allowing only one run in five innings.
The Legends took a 1-0 lead in the second inning after consecutive two-out singles by Freddie Hernandez, Kyle Miller and Andy Simunic. They added another run in the sixth on Ebert Rosario's two-out single.
Lexington pushed the lead to 4-0 in the seventh. Eric Suttle hit an RBI double, and Jay Austin singled him in.
Greenville cut the lead in half on David Marks' two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth. But Mowdy recovered to retire the next three batters, including two strikeouts. Urckfitz worked a perfect ninth for his seventh save.