Lexington Legends

Legends beat Rome for 4th straight victory

The Lexington Legends survived three late-inning threats and held on for a 4-2 victory, its fourth straight, against the host Rome Braves on Friday night.

Lexington took the lead on Adam Bailey's two-run single in the third inning.

The Legends added single runs in the fifth and sixth to take a 4-1 lead.

Rome had two men on with one out in the bottom of the sixth, but the Legends' infield turned a double play to end the inning.

The Braves scored once in the eighth and had the bases loaded with two outs when shortstop Jiovanni Mier made a leaping catch of a line drive hit by David Rohm.

In the ninth, the first two batters reached against Legends reliever Gabriel Garcia, but he retired the next three on a force play, a strikeout and a fly ball to center field to end the game.

Starter Carlos Quevedo (5-3) allowed seven hits in seven innings to get the win. Garcia earned his second save.

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