Lexington Legends

Pellegrini's record 26th HR lifts Lexington to victory

Brian Pellegrini broke the Lexington Legends' single-season home-run record and lifted his team to a 6-4 victory against host Bowling Green in the process on Friday night.

With the Legends trailing 4-3 in the top of the ninth, Pellegrini hit a three-run shot, his 26th home run of the season. He had been tied with Beau Hearod and Hunter Pence, who each hit 25 in 2004 and 2005, respectively.

Pellegrini's homer followed singles by Albert Cartwright and Eric Suttle.

The Legends got their first two runs in the top of the second inning, courtesy of three errors and a wild pitch.

Russell Dixon reached on the first error and scored on the second. Cartwright scored on the wild pitch, which came with Pellegrini batting.

Pellegrini singled in Cartwright in the fifth inning for the Legends' other run.

Kirkland Rivers (1-1) pitched one third of an inning and got the victory. Matt Nevarez pitched one inning and struck out two batters for his 12th save.

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