Lexington Legends

Hinze to the rescueas Legends take series against Shorebirds

Kody Hinze's two-run double in the seventh inning broke a tie, and the Lexington Legends went on to beat the Delmarva Shorebirds 7-2 Sunday afternoon and win the four-game series at Applebee's Park.

With the score tied at 2, Hinze hit his second double of the game, a drive to left center that scored Jiovanni Mier and Jake Goebbert. Hinze later scored on Rene Garcia's two-out triple. Jimmy Paredes, who was assigned to Lexington after being traded from the New York Yankees' organization as part of the deal for Houston veteran Lance Berkman, doubled in a run in the eighth, his first hit as a Legend.

Altuve promoted

Legends second baseman Jose Altuve was promoted to Lancaster in the Class A-Advanced California League Saturday night. The 5-foot-5, 148-pound South Atlantic League All-Star hit .308 with 11 homers and 45 RBI and stole 39 bases for Lexington.

Infielder Barry Butera, who got an RBI walk in the first inning Sunday, was transferred to Lexington from Lancaster.