Kannapolis scored four runs in an error-filled sixth inning Saturday to take a 6-0 lead over the Lexington Legends, then made it stand for a 6-5 victory in Kannapolis, N.C.
The Legends mounted a comeback as Aaron Bray scored a run in the seventh and drove in another in the eighth, and Ben Heath tripled in two runs in the eighth inning. But relief pitcher Orlando Santos retired the Legends in order in the ninth to secure the Intimidators' victory.
Lexington found any number of ways to hand the game to Kannapolis in the sixth inning. The Legends recorded a throwing error, a fielding error, three wild pitches and an interference call as the Intimidators scored four runs on two hits.
Jake Goebbert doubled with one out during Lexington's three-run eighth-inning spurt. It was his 42nd double of the year, tying the Legends season record set by Felix Escalona in 2001.
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Juan Minaya (4-11) took the loss for the Legends, making two of the wild pitches in the fateful sixth.
Lexington is off Sunday and will close out the 2010 season with eight home games beginning Monday night.