Lexington Legends

Lexington caps comeback with 7-run outburst in ninth

The Lexington Legends closed a five-game series at West Virginia with a bang Monday night, erupting for seven runs in the ninth inning to beat the Power 12-8.

Lexington took three games in the series at Charleston.

The Legends trailed 8-5 going to the ninth. Pinch hitter Aaron Bray started and finished the last-inning outburst.

Bray led off the ninth with a triple and scored on a throwing error. He ended the rally with a two-run single in his second at-bat of the inning.

Renzo Tello's double made it 8-7, Kody Hinze's bases-loaded walk tied it up and Jonathan Meyer's two-run single gave Lexington its first lead since the third inning, 10-8.

Reliever Wander Alvino (4-2) was the beneficiary of the late barrage and got the win.

West Virginia closer Mark Baca (3-2) was tagged for four hits, four walks and seven earned runs in the ninth.

Jake Goebbert hit a two-run homer in the eighth to pull the Legends within 6-5.

Legends leadoff hitter Jose Altuve went 4-for-4, raising his average to .303.

Four players for the Power homered in the loss. Rogelios Noris hit his 12th of the year.

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