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Suns drop first game of twinbill

June 13, 2009

The Delmarva Shorebirds scored five runs in the top of the fifth inning on their way to a 9-7 win over the Hagerstown Suns in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at Municipal Stadium.

The second game was still in progress when The Herald-Mail went to press.

Brian Conley's three-run homer -- his first of the year -- was the big blow in the inning against Suns reliever Chris Lugo (4-2).

The Suns scored three runs in the bottom of the first. Tyler Moore's double drove in Jose Lozada and Nick Arata, and Moore later scored on Charlie Fermaint's base hit.

The Shorebirds answered with three in the second, highlighted by Kyle Hudson's two-run single.

Elvin Polanco's RBI double in the third gave Delmarva a 4-3 lead, but Hagerstown plated three runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 6-4 advantage. Moore and Michael Guerrero had RBI singles in the frame.

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Moore started a Suns rally in the bottom of the fifth with his third hit of the night and later scored to cut the deficit to 9-7.

The Suns rapped out 13 hits in the game. Fermaint had three hits, while Lozada and Guerrero each had two.

The teams close out their four-game series today at 2:05.

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