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Suns' late-inning struggles continue

July 11, 2010

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Hagerstown Suns continue to have a problem with late-inning leads.

Greenville scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to erase a two-run deficit on Saturday and pull out an 8-6 victory over the Suns.

It was the Drive's second straight come-from-behind victory over the Suns. Greenville scored two runs in the 10th after Hagerstown scored one in the top of the inning for a 6-5 win on Friday.

Greenville roughed up Hagerstown reliever Dean Weaver for the four runs, using three RBI singles and a wild pitch by Luis Garcia, who relieved Weaver. Shannon Wilkerson drove in the go-ahead and winning run.

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The Suns jumped out to a 4-1 lead after two innings, scoring on Justin Bloxom's double-play grounder in the first and adding three runs in the second keyed by Francisco Soriano's two-run double.

Hagerstown had a 6-2 lead when starter Paul Applebee left the game with two outs in the sixth.

The Suns got a single run in the fifth on Destin Hood's homer and in the sixth on Jeff Kobernus' RBI double.

Applebee was touched for two runs in the sixth on Ron Bermudez's run-scoring triple before giving way to Kyle Morrison. Daniel Butler greeted Morrison with an RBI double.

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