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Suns rally in 9th

Minor League

Minor League

July 08, 2007

EASTLAKE, Ohio - Leonard Davis' solo home run in the ninth tied the game and Patrick Nichols' three-run homer won it for the Hagerstown Suns, who stunned the Lake County Captains 7-4 on Saturday to snap a four-game losing streak.

The Suns (4-12) got the best of Lake County reliever Luis Perdomo (2-4), who entered the game with 49 strikeouts in 39 2/3 innings, holding opponents to a .170 batting average.

Perdomo struck out Robert Jacobsen and got Marvin Lowrance to ground out to first to move one out away from his fifth save. That went out the window when Davis tied the game with a drive to right for his 12th homer of the year.

Joe Napoli followed with a double to left. Perdomo intentionally walked Francisco Plasencia to put runners on first and second for Nichols, who blasted his second homer of the year to left for the lead.

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The Suns took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on Jacobsen's home run, his second of the season.

Hagerstown's Zachary Baldwin went seven innings and kept the Captains (10-6) off the board until the sixth, when they scored three runs with the help of two Suns errors to take the lead. Beau Mills hit an RBI double and Cirilo Cumberbatch added an RBI single.

The Suns tied it at 3-3 in the eighth on singles by Napoli and Plasencia, an error and Michael Martinez's RBI fielder's choice.

Lake County reclaimed the lead at 4-3 on David Uribes' first home run of the year, off Suns reliever Yader Peralta (3-0) in the bottom of the eighth.

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