Lexington Legends

Major-leaguer pitches in as Suns shut out Lexington

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.

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.