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Suns' losing streak reaches 10 games

August 18, 2004

COLUMBIA, S.C. - It took just one pitch for the Capital City Bombers to start the Hagerstown Suns on their way to a 10th straight defeat.

Lastings Milledge homered on the first offering from Suns starter Travis Nesmith, and the Bombers scored seven runs in the fourth to blow out Hagerstown 11-4 on Tuesday.

Milledge led Capital City's 13-hit attack with three hits and three RBI and Andy Wilson added three hits, including an RBI double in the first that gave the Bombers a 2-0 lead.

Nesmith minimized the damage, however, and avoided further trouble until the fourth, when Capital City sent 12 batters to the plate. Milledge also had the big hit in that inning with a two-run double.

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Nesmith (1-8) allowed nine runs - all earned - on nine hits and three walks in 3 1/3 innings for Hagerstown (15-36 second half, 43-75), which is 3-12 in August.

The Suns chipped away in the late innings, getting two runs back in the sixth on a two-run homer from Jesse Schmidt.

Brian Munhall added an RBI double in the seventh and Mike Wagner had an RBI single in the eighth to cut the deficit to 9-4.

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