Lexington Legends

Legends beat Sand Gnats on leadoff homer in 11th

Drew Muren hit a home run to right field to lead off the bottom of the 11th inning and lift the Lexington Legends to a 5-4 victory over the Savannah Sand Gnats on Saturday night at  Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

Muren had three of Lexington's seven hits and drove in two runs.

The Legends scored three runs on two homers in the second inning. Matt Duffy hit a two-run shot and John Hinson followed with a solo homer.

Relief pitcher Dayan Diaz pitched two scoreless innings with three strikeouts for his fourth victory. He has not allowed a run in 17 innings pitched this season.

Sand Gnats leadoff man T.J. Rivera, who is hitting .407, knocked in all of Savannah's runs with a double and a three-run home run.

Lexington starter Jonas Dufek allowed four runs in five innings, but relievers Carlo Quevedo and Jason Chowning shut down Savannah for two innings each.