CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Lexington Legends came back from a five-run deficit to tie the game, but West Virginia scored a run in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat the Legends 6-5 Saturday.
West Virginia jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning on a Jarek Cunningham RBI single, a Ramon Cabrera groundout to shortstop, a sacrifice fly by Jesus Brito and a Jose Hernandez RBI single.
West Virginia added another run in the third inning when Kyle Morgan was hit by a pitch and scored on a double by Bengie Gonzalez.
Trailing 5-0, the Legends got on the board in the fourth when J.D. Martinez led off with his 13th home run of the year.
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Lexington tied the game with four runs in the seventh. Martinez led off with a single, and Kody Hinze hit his 13th home run of the year and first since May 18.
Aaron Bray followed with a double, and singles by Brian Kemp, Grant Hogue and Jose Altuve produced two runs to tie the score at 5-5.
The Power broke the tie in the bottom of the eighth on a single by Aaron Baker.