Lexington Legends

Drive's 5-run first too much for Lexington

A grand slam by Christian Vazquez capped a five-run, first-inning outburst by Greenville, and the Drive went on to beat the Lexington Legends 5-3 Saturday night at Applebee's Park.

Greenville took a 1-0 lead when leadoff batter Derrik Gibson doubled and scored on two wild pitches by Legends starter Brandt Walker. Wilfredo Pichardo grounded out, but the next three hitters walked before Vasquez homered over the left-field bleachers.

The Legends scored two runs in the bottom of the third inning, and another in the fourth inning on Kody Hinze's solo homer, his third home run in two nights, but Greenville relievers Pete Ruiz and Cesar Cabral kept the Legends in check.

Ruiz (1-0) got the win. Walker (1-1) took the loss.