Lexington Legends

Wild night goes Drive's way

Wild pitches and Wilfred Pichardo's RBI single in the eighth inning were the difference in Lexington's 4-3 loss Friday night to the Greenville Drive at Applebee's Park.

Pichardo broke a 3-3 tie when he drove in Michael Almanzar, who had opened the inning by reaching base on a third-strike wild pitch by Michael Schurz (1-4).

After a walk forced him to second, Almanzar moved to third on another wild pitch to set up the game-winning drive.

Wild throws by Drive starter Manuel Rivera helped the Legends to a 2-0 lead in the third. Jiovanni Mier reached first on a third-strike wild pitch, stole second, then scored while stealing third on Rivera's wild throw in a put-out attempt.

Jonathan Meyer had homered in the second for Lexington. Renzo Tello's homer in the seventh tied the game 3-3.