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RiverDogs rally late, down Suns

June 09, 2002

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Hagerstown Suns stood their ground against Matt White.

But the Suns bullpen staggered to find its footing against the Charleston RiverDogs.

Charleston tagged reliever Julio Pavon for five runs in the seventh inning on Saturday to erase a four-run deficit en route to a 5-4 victory that got White off the hook with no decision.

White, a Waynesboro, Pa., native, made his second rehab appearance with the RiverDogs after rotator cuff surgery. The former No. 1 pick of the San Francisco Giants - now the Suns affiliation - pitched well in the three of the five innings he worked. He was touched for three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four before leaving the game with a 3-0 deficit.

White retired the first eight Suns he faced before Tomas Garrido and Bryan Carter drew two-out walks in the second and Kevin Alexander drove in a run with a single off shortstop Luis De Paula's glove.

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The Suns added a pair of runs in the fourth on catcher Keith Anderson's two-run homer and a fourth run in the seventh as Garrido tripled and scored on an Alexander single.

Pavon replaced starter Brian Burres, who pitched six scoreless innings. Anderson's errant pickoff throw opened the door for Charleston, who capped the rally on John Paul Davis' two-run double against James Gregg to pull out the win.

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