Lexington Legends

Braves shrug off errors, even series against Legends

The Rome Braves overcame four errors to beat the Lexington Legends 9-5 Wednesday afternoon in Georgia to even the four-game series at one apiece.

Rome scored three in the bottom of the first, including two on bases-loaded walks by Lexington starter Juan Minaya (4-9). He gave up six earned runs on five hits over 42⁄3 innings.

Rome added a run in the third to make it 4-2, and the Braves scored twice in the fifth. The Legends cut the lead to one with a three-run rally in the sixth thanks to Edward Salcedo's throwing error with the bases loaded.

But Rome came back with a run in the sixth, and added two more in the seventh on a triple by Salcedo and a home run by Jace Whitmer to close out the scoring.

Lexington's Kody Hinze hit a first-inning double to extend his South Atlantic League lead with 70 RBI.