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This date in Suns history

August 07, 2005

Aug. 7


1981 - Ken Dixon (Orioles) fired a one-hitter in the opener to pace the Suns to a 2-1 win and secure a split of a doubleheader with Alexandria. Dixon allowed an RBI double in the second for the only hit. The Suns scored on a double steal and an RBI triple by Andy Tomko. Ed Hook allowed Conner McGehee to hit a leadoff home run in the ninth to give Alexandria a 3-2 win in the nightcap. Hagerstown trailed Lynchburg by 2 1/2 games in the Carolina League's Northern Division.

1985 - After a rainout, the Suns faced Lynchburg in a doubleheader which featured Kevin Brown (Yankees) on the mound. The Mets scored a sweep, 3-2 and 5-4. The Suns wasted strong starts by pitchers Alan Hixon and Chris Eegelston. Bill Ripken was on his way to Hagerstown for a rehab assignment.

1989 - London scored three runs off Suns starter Cesar Mejia in the first inning and Hagerstown never recovered in a 6-2 loss. David Segui drove in the Suns' second run before Leo Gomez struck out with the bases loaded. London's Travis Fryman didn't play because of a strained hamstring.

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1999 - Delmarva scored a run in the 15th inning to hand the Suns a 10-9 loss. Hagerstown led 9-5 after seven innings before allowing two in the eighth and ninth to force extra innings. Andy Thompson homered for Hagerstown. Tim Raines Jr. had two hits and Brian Roberts was 2-for-6 with three runs scored for Delmarva. Larry Bigbie was hitless in seven at-bats. Felipe Lopez (Reds) and Orlando Hudson (Blue Jays) each had hits for the Suns and Brian Bowles (Blue Jays) pitched five innings in relief.

2004 - Asheville scored a run in the top of the 10th to earn a 7-6 victory. Brian Munhall had four hits, including a home run, and three RBI for the Suns. The loss dropped the Suns to 15-28 for the half, 13 games out of first place.

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