Lexington Legends

Legends beat Asheville 8-7 in 15

Kody Hinze homered, doubled and singled and batted in four runs as the Lexington Legends completed a four-game sweep of the Asheville Tourists with a 5-1 victory Friday night at Applebee's Park.

Right-hander Tanner Bushue (1-0) earned his first victory as a Legend, working six innings and allowing four hits and one run. He struck out five batters and walked one.

After Asheville scored a run in the first on a single by Eliezer Mesa, a stolen base, a throwing error and a double by Avery Barnes, the Legends came back to tie the game in the second. A two-out double by Grant Hogue scored Hinze, who had walked.

Hinze's homer to left field in the eighth followed a single by Jake Goebbert and closed out the scoring.

■ Earlier in the day, the Legends announced that right-handed pitcher Nathan Pettus had been placed on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain.

Legends win marathon

The Legends went the extra mile to eke out an 8-7 win over Asheville late Thursday night at Applebee's Park.

J.D. Martinez doubled with two outs in the bottom of the 15th inning to drive in Andy Simunic with the winning run, ending a game that lasted four hours and 37 minutes.

The persistent Legends (9-6) came back from deficits of 4-0 and 7-4 to pull out the victory.

Lexington's Jonathan Meyer went 0-for-5, ending his hitting streak at 14 games.

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