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Suns put Legends away early

September 02, 2010
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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Justino Cuevas and J.P. Ramirez each had two hits and two RBIs and pitcher Paul Applebee was superb in his seven innings of relief in the Hagerstown Suns' 9-1 victory over the Lexington Legends on Wednesday night.

The Suns quickly built a 6-0 lead against Legends starter Luis Cruz (7-5), scoring three in the first and three in the second.

The Suns only had two hits in the first inning -- a leadoff double by Rick Hague and an RBI single by Brett Newsome -- but they benefited from two Lexington errors and a walk to take the 3-0 lead.

They made it 6-0 in the second on a solo home run by Adrian Nieto and a two-run double by Cuevas.

Hagerstown added two runs in the fourth as Ramirez hit an RBI double and later scored from third on a wild pitch.

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The Suns made it a 9-0 game in the fifth as Mills Rogers doubled and scored on an error.

The Legends scored their lone run with two outs in the ninth.

Suns starter Sammy Solis retired all six batters he faced before being replaced in the third by Applebee.

Applebee (6-5) went the rest of the way for the win, allowing one run and four hits while walking none and striking out five.

Hague, Newsome and Eury Perez also had two hits each for the Suns, who had 14 in the game.

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