Suns rally for fifth straight win

May 16, 2009

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Michael Guerrero drove in five runs and the Hagerstown Suns scored three runs in the ninth inning to pull away for a 10-7 win over Greensboro on Saturday.

Hagerstown (17-15) has won five straight, including the first three of the series against Greensboro. The Suns squandered a 7-1 lead when the Grasshoppers scored six runs in the seventh, but rallied for the victory.

Derek Norris started the ninth with a single off losing pitcher Jared Yecker. He advanced on a wild pitch and took third on Tyler Moore's single before scoring on Robby Jacobsen's double.

Hagerstown picked up two insurance runs when Steven Souza reached on a fielding error by second baseman Dan Pertusati.

Chris Lugo (3-0) allowed the tying run in the seventh, but got the win in relief of starter Marcos Frias, who allowed one run on two hits while striking out seven in six innings. Osvaldo Rodriguez collected his fifth save.


Greensboro tied the game in the seventh, starting with five runs off reliever Austin Garrett. The rally was highlighted by a three-run triple by Jesse Bass.

The Suns got two runs in the fourth and fifth innings to take a 4-0 lead. Guerrero drove in his first run in the fourth and got two more with a triple in the fifth.

He highlighted the three-run seventh with a two-run homer. Guerrero has had two straight three-hit games while driving in seven runs.

Moore had four hits and Norris added three for the Suns.

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