Martinson's slam not enough for Suns

July 18, 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A five-run fifth inning wasn’t enough for the Hagerstown Suns on Monday.

Jason Martinson highlighted the inning with a grand slam that gave the Suns a 6-5 lead, but Lexington came up with its own rally in the form of a three-run seventh to post an 8-6 win.

The Suns (13-11) fell behind 5-1 after Lexington (10-15) put together back-to-back two-run innings in the third and fourth.

Michael Taylor led off the Suns’ fifth with a solo home run, his 10th of the year.
Blake Kelso and Adrian Sanchez each singled and Kevin Keyes walked, and after Lexington made a pitching change, Martinson greeted Jason Chowning with his big blast.

However, Suns reliever Wilson Eusebio could not hold the lead in the Lexington seventh inning.

With two out, Ben Heath walked and Emilio King delivered his fifth home run for a 7-6 Legends’ lead. Ben Orloff then hit a solo shot on the next pitch.

Eusebio took his fifth loss on the year without a win.

Robbie Ray, who entered the game with a 1.76 earned run average, went 2 1/3 innings allowing three runs on three hits while walking four.

The Suns were 1-5 on the roadtrip.

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