The Lexington Legends were shut out by a major-league pitcher for the first three innings, but the three minor-leaguers who followed were equally tough, and the Hagerstown Suns won 2-0 Wednesday night in Maryland.
Washington Nationals right-hander Garrett Mock, in Hagerstown for a start as he recovers from a back injury, retired the first eight batters he faced before Brian Kemp walked with two outs in the third inning. Grant Hogue followed with a single, but Mock struck out Jiovanni Mier to end the third inning.
Paul Applebee, who relieved Mock at the start of the fourth and allowed one hit over the next 31⁄3 innings, got the win to improve his record to 3-4.
Lexington starter Zach Grimmett (4-2), who allowed one earned run through the first six innings, took the loss.
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The Suns have taken two of the first three in the series, which ends Thursday night. The road trip then continues for the Legends with five games at Delmarva.