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Suns blow lead in loss on road

June 09, 2004

SALISBURY, Md. - The Hagerstown Suns found out Tuesday that leads are easier to get than they are to keep.Hagerstown scored six times in the first two innings but allowed Delmarva to come back with nine unanswered runs - keyed by Dustin Yount's four RBI - in a 9-6 loss to the Shorebirds.

Yount, the son of Hall of Famer Robin Yount, had a three-run homer and an RBI double to lead the comeback in his first game since returning from extended spring training.

Delmarva came back from the 6-0 deficit with four runs in the fourth, including Yount's home run, and then took the lead with four runs in the sixth.

The Suns (26-31) looked as though they would escape the sixth with their lead before the roof caved in.

Starter Jesse Floyd allowed a one-out walk to Yount and a single to Nick Markakis before being lifted for Mike Musgrave. After Musgrave (0-2) coaxed a pop out, he hit Matt Houston with a pitch to load the bases.

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Pinch hitter Juan Gutierrez followed with a two-run single to tie the game. On the play, Tim Hutting's relay throw bounced off Houston's back and into the Delmarva dugout as he slid into third, allowing him to score the go-ahead run.

The Suns jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first off starter Joey Coppinger on RBI singles by Jason Columbus and Keith Anderson and a run-scoring double by Mike Wagner.

In the second, Nate Schierholtz ripped a two-run double and Jonathan Armitage had an RBI single for the 6-0 lead.

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