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Suns use long balls to beat Greensboro

July 29, 2008

Mark Gildea and Tim Pahuta each homered as the Hagerstown Suns beat visiting Greensboro 3-1 on Monday night, taking three of four from the Grasshoppers in the series.

Pahuta's two-run shot to right with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning gave the Suns a 3-1 lead and ended the outing of Greensboro starter Bryan Evans (1-2).

Gildea gave Hagerstown a 1-0 lead in the third with a two-out solo homer to third.

Greensboro tied the game at 1 in the top of the sixth on Justin Jacobs' two-out RBI double, which ended Suns starter Cole Kimball's night.

Ryan Buchter (1-0) relieved Kimball and recorded three outs to pick up his first win of the year.

Kyle Gunderson pitched the final 2 1/3 innings for Hagerstown to get the save, his seventh of the season. He allowed one hit and had one strikeout.

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Jose Lozada and Pahuta each had two of the Suns' seven hits.

Daniel Garcia and Brian Schultz each had two of Greensboro's six hits.

The Suns, who are 18-19 in the second half of the South Atlantic League season, begin a four-game series with the Lexington Legends tonight at Municipal Stadium. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

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