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Suns end homestand with a win

August 02, 2008

The Hagerstown Suns rallied for four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to break a 4-4 tie and then held off Lexington to end their eight-game homestand with an 8-7 victory over the Legends on Friday night at Municipal Stadium.

Jose Lozada and Tim Pahuta each went 3-for-5 for Hagerstown. Lozada had two doubles and two RBIs, and Pahuta drove in three runs.

The Suns took a 2-1 lead in the first on RBI doubles by Lozada and Michael Burgess.

Hagerstown broke a 2-2 tie in the fourth. With the bases loaded and two outs, Pahuta hit a two-run single to right field for a 4-2 Suns lead.

After Lexington evened things again in the top of the fifth, scoring two runs off Suns starter Christopher Kelley, Hagerstown put together its decisive rally in the bottom half.

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Travis Reagan doubled and scored on a double by Mark Gildea. After Jake Rogers was hit by a pitch, Gildea eventually scored on a wild pitch and Rogers came home on a double by Lozada. Pahuta then singled home Lozada to give the Suns an 8-4 lead.

Kelley (1-0) went five innings for the win, allowing four runs on nine hits. Kyle Gunderson allowed one run in the ninth while picking up his eighth save.

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