Mike Foltynewicz won his second straight start and Lexington did all its damage in two innings as the Legends topped the Asheville Tourists 7-1 Monday morning in a South Atlantic League game at Asheville, N.C.
The victory, their third in a row over the Tourists, lifted the Legends to within a game of .500 and put them alone in second place in the Southern Division, a half-game behind Savannah.
Foltynewicz (2-6) pitched seven innings, allowing five hits and two walks to the Tourists, who came into the game with a .289 team batting average, best in the league. Murilo Gouvea pitched two perfect innings in relief.
Lexington scored four runs in the top of the second, when the first five batters reached safely. Tyler Burnett drove home the first run with a double to left field, and Emilio King made it 3-0 with a double to center. A groundout by Delino DeShields Jr. scored the final run of the inning.
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Bryce Massanari's solo homer in the fourth accounted for the only Asheville run.
The Legends added three runs in the sixth inning, two on a single by leadoff hitter DeShields.