Lexington Legends

Lexington scores 9 in first; Goebbert has 5-RBI night

Kody Hinze smacked a three-run homer as the Lexington Legends scored nine runs in the first inning, and Jake Goebbert drove in five runs on the night in a 14-1 victory Monday over the Hagerstown Suns at Applebee's Park.

Goebbert, who also broke a Legends record for doubles in one season during the game, ran his season RBI total to 92 and took over the South Atlantic League lead in that category with seven games left.

Goebbert leads the RBI race by one over teammate Hinze, and two ahead of Chris Dominguez of Augusta and Ian Gac of Kannapolis.

Hinze's first-inning homer was his 17th of the season.

Lexington added three more runs in the bottom of the fifth on Goebbert's bases-loaded double with two outs. It was Goebbert's league-leading 43rd double of the year, and it broke the Legends' single-season record of 42 set by Felix Escalona in 2001.

Grant Hogue drove in two runs on a single during the first-inning barrage, and recorded a third RBI in the eighth inning off a sacrifice fly that sent home the game's final run.

Jose Cisnero (7-6) picked up the victory, throwing the first six innings and giving up four hits and one run. He walked one and struck out four. Reliever Brenden Stines struck out four during three perfect innings in recording his first save.

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