Lexington Legends

Error spells defeat for Legends in Rome

Jose Altuve's 10th home run of the year put the Lexington Legends ahead by one, but the Rome Braves rallied with help from an eighth-inning error for 6-5 a win Friday night in Georgia.

Altuve's solo shot in the fifth gave the Legends a 5-4 lead, but Rome tied it in the sixth and scored the winning run on a throwing error in the eighth to win the four-game series.

Rome's Riann Spanjer-Furstenburg led off the eighth with a single off reliever Colton Pitkin (0-4), who walked the next batter. Two batters later, with runners at the corners, Edward Salcedo flied to short right field.

Matt Weaver, running for Spanjer-Furstenburg at third, started to break for home but stopped as the throw came to catcher Rene Garcia. Garcia then threw to second to try to get Todd Cunningham, but the ball went into center field, allowing Weaver to score.

The Braves committed four errors in the first three innings, and the Legends scored three unearned runs.