Lexington Legends

Legends shut down Jackets for split

Lexington pitchers Juan Minaya and Zach Grimmett combined to hold Augusta to one run on seven hits as the Legends defeated the GreenJackets 4-1 Wednesday afternoon at Applebee's Park.

The Legends earned a split of the four-game series.

Augusta took a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning when former University of Louisville star Chris Dominguez hit his 13th home run of the season.

The Legends answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning. J.D. Martinez walked and Jake Goebbert reached on a fielder's choice as shortstop Ydwin Villegas threw too late to second to get Martinez. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch and Martinez scored when Rene Garcia grounded out. Aaron Bray's sacrifice fly plated Goebbert to give Lexington a 2-1 lead.

The Legends added two more in the fifth inning. Grant Hogue and Jose Altuve singled, with Hogue reaching third after right fielder Ryan Lollis just missed a sliding catch on Altuve's hit.

One out later Martinez was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Goebbert, a left-handed hitter, was at bat when Hogue attempted to steal home. As Hogue neared the plate, Goebbert lined a single to right-center, scoring both Hogue and Altuve to make it 4-1.

Minaya (3-8), the Legends' starter, allowed six hits, including the home run by Dominguez. in five innings. Grimmett gave up one hit, walked none and struck out two over the final four innings to earn his second save.

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