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Suns gets unusual victory

September 06, 2004

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Jesse Floyd and Brian Wilson combined on a four-hitter and the Hagerstown Suns snapped a 10-game losing streak on Sunday with a 7-2 victory over the Lexington Legends.

The Suns (21-48) finish the season today at 2:05 p.m. with Ryan Callahan taking the hill.

After giving up single runs in the first two innings to Lexington, Floyd (4-8) settled down over the next three innings while the Suns battled back to take a 5-2 lead with a quintet of runs in the top of the fifth.

Floyd allowed only three hits and struck out five and then gave way to Wilson, who slammed the door on the Legends with four innings of one-hit relief, adding four strikeouts for his third save.

After Mike Wagner was hit by a pitch and Patrick Dobson singled to open the inning, a Lexington error paved the way for the Suns' first run with Wagner scoring on an errant throw on a fielder's choice by Derek Barrows.

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Catcher Kyle Bone stroked his first double of the year that scored Dobson and Barrows and then designated hitter Zach Strong stepped up and ripped a two-run home run to right, his third of the season.

The Suns added single runs in the eighth and ninth innings.

Dobson scored on an error in the eighth and Jonathan Armitage walked to force in a run in the ninth.

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