ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Well, at least it wasn't in the final innings.
Asheville hit three home runs -- including back-to-back shots by Angelys Nina and Jared Clark -- in a four-run fifth inning to pave the way to a 7-4 victory and a four-game sweep of the Hagerstown Suns.
The outburst gave the Tourists a 4-1 lead that they held onto. In Asheville's previous two victories over the Suns, it scored multiple runs in the late innings for 13-10 and 13-4 victories.
The Suns (10-18, 46-52) took a 1-0 lead in the third inning off Asheville starter Juan Gonzalez when Eury Perez reached on a bunt single and took second on third baseman Nolan Arenado's throwing error. After Perez stole third, Jeff Kobernus hit a sacrifice fly to bring in the run.