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Suns leave 'Claws seeing doubles

June 26, 2008

Cole Kimball pitched seven strong innings and the Hagerstown Suns made all five of their doubles count in a 5-1 win over the Lakewood BlueClaws on Wednesday night at Municipal Stadium.

Kimball (3-3) retired the first 10 Lakewood batters. He allowed one run, three hits and three walks while striking out six.

Clinging to a 2-1 lead, the Suns broke the game open with a three-run seventh.

Mark Gildea hit a one-out double down the left-field line, Valerio Heredia drew a walk and both scored on Boomer Whiting's double down the left-field line. Dan Lyons then plated Whiting with a double off the left-field wall.

Lyons finished with two of Hagerstown's nine hits.

The Suns took a 1-0 lead in the fourth on Aaron Seuss' RBI double. They went up 2-0 in the sixth on an RBI double by Michael Burgess.

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Lakewood scored its lone run in the seventh.

Washington Nationals outfielder Austin Kearns will play for the Suns tonight as they begin a two-game series with Delmarva at Municipal Stadium.

It is a rehabilitation assignment for Kearns, who has been on the disabled list since May after having surgery on his right elbow.

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