Furcal, Braves beat Suns

May 14, 1999

MACON, Ga. - Rayn Langerhans and Troy Cameron each hit two-run home runs in the fifth inning, but Rafeal Furcal proved to be the biggest pest to the Hagerstown Suns Friday in Macon's 7-5 victory.

Furcal was 3-for-5 with a run scored and two RBIs while stealing three bases to keep the Suns' defense busy. The loss ends a three-game winning streak for the Suns (23-13), who are 3-2 on their roadtrip.

The loss wastes another hot-hitting night for Tyler Thompson, who went 2-for-4 with a double, home run and two RBIs. Thompson is 8-for-11 in the last two games, after going 6-for-7 on Thursday.

Hagertown took the early lead when Matt Logan led off the second and Thompson homered to right off Macon starter and winner Horaicio Rameriz (1-0) for a 2-0 lead.


Macon came back with two runs in the bottom of the inning off Suns starter Taylor Smith (3-1). A.J. Zapp hit a solo homer and Colin Stewart and Furcal each doubled to tie the game.

The Suns took a 4-2 lead on solo homers by Jorge Nunez in the fourth and Ryan Bundy in the fifth.

But the Braves erased the deficit and took the lead on Langerhans' and Cameron's homers, which were set up by a bunt single by Furcal and a triple by Travis Wilson.

The Suns got within 6-5 when Thompson doubled in the seventh and scored on two groundouts, the second by Jeff Maloney.

A Furcal groundout drove in the insurance run in the seventh against Brian Bowles. Brad Voyles came on in the ninth to get his third save.

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