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Suns can't escape early hole

August 10, 2005

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Hagerstown spotted Lexington a four-run lead in the first inning, then missed a chance to tie the game in the ninth as the Suns lost to the Legends 5-4 on Tuesday.

Suns starter Jose Sanchez struggled in the first inning, allowing four hits and a walk and throwing away a pickoff attempt, to help Lexington take a 4-0 lead.

The Suns (13-27 second half, 55-55 overall) manufactured a run in the top of the fourth. Carlos Gomez singled, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Rafael Arroyo, stole third and scored on an Ambiorix Concepcion groundout.

Jim Burt homered leading off the top of the fifth to cut Hagerstown's deficit to 4-2.

The Legends added an unearned run in the fifth for a 5-2 lead. Hagerstown got that run back in the seventh when Concepcion bunted for a base hit, extending his hitting streak to nine games. He eventually scored on Burt's single.

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Concepcion again bunted for a single to start the ninth. Corey Coles singled to right and both men advanced on an error to give Hagerstown runners at second and third with none out.

Burt was retired on a line drive to center field. Concepcion tagged up and scored, but Coles, who was moving on contact, was doubled off second base to squelch the rally.

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