Lexington Legends

Suns' 8-5 win evens series with Legends

The Hagerstown Suns evened their series with the Lexington Legends at one apiece with an 8-5 victory at home Tuesday night.

Sandy Leon's three-run home run broke a 4-4 tie in the third inning.

Kody Hinze hit his 15th home run of the year for Lexington. He drove in two runs to increase his league-leading RBI total to 79.

The Legends outhit the Suns 12-7, but four errors helped account for three of Hagerstown's runs.

The Suns got their scoring started in the first with three straight singles. A pair of errors on the third single by Destin Hood scored the first two runs. An error on a pickoff attempt at third base followed to score Hood, too.

Despite the rough start, Lexington scored twice in the second and third innings to take a 4-3 lead. Hinze's homer and Rene Garcia's singles accounted for the first two. An RBI double by Jacob Goebbert and an RBI single by Hinze got the Legends ahead.

But Hagerstown got back in front for good with its four-run third inning. Leon's first home run of the season followed up a run-scoring groundout by Brett Newsome.

Renzo Tello doubled in Jimmy Paredes for the Legends' final run in the fifth.

Legends starter Luis Cruz (5-3) gave up seven runs, four earned, in four innings. He gave up six hits and a walk while striking out four.