LEXINGTON, Ky. - It was getting down to the point where the Hagerstown Suns needed to get physical if they wanted to win the South Atlantic League North Division's first-half title.
Finesse wasn't doing it. Neither was great team speed. Nope. The Suns needed to downright take a hit and hold their ground to keep any hopes alive.
Jesus Flores led the way on Monday.
The Hagerstown catcher withstood the aggressive slide of Bryan Triplett and held on to the ball in a collision at the plate to record the final out as the Suns took a wild 10-9 victory from Lexington to keep their slim title hopes alive.
The Suns (38-27) moved within two games of first-place Lexington with five games remaining in the first half. The Legends have a magic number of three - any combination of Lexington wins and Suns losses - to close out the title.