Lexington Legends

Rome's Brewer shuts down Legends

The Legends' offense showed up too late Friday night, and Lexington fell to Rome 6-3 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

Caleb Brewer held the Legends to one hit through the first seven innings while the Braves built a 6-0 lead. Brewer (2-2) lasted through the eighth, striking out seven and allowing just three hits. He gave up two runs on Jhonny Medrano's first home run of the season, a two-run shot in the eighth.

Kyle Mertins replaced Brewer in the ninth, and the Legends put two on with no out thanks to third baseman Edward Salcedo's fifth error in the last two games and a passed ball. Mertins got the next two batters out before allowing Delino DeShields to score on a wild pitch. But that was all the Legends could muster.