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Home runs lead Suns past Lakewood

September 04, 2011

Kevin Keyes and Jason Martinson led off the bottom of the sixth inning with back-to-back home runs on Sunday to lift the Hagerstown Suns to a 4-2 victory over the Lakewood BlueClaws at Municipal Stadium.

Trailing 2-1, Keyes tied the game when he greeted Lakewood reliever Ebelin Lugo with a drive to right for his 17th homer of the season. Martinson followed with a homer of his own — hit 19th — with another shot to right.

Justino Cuevas followed with a double and scored on Wade Moore’s single to complete a three-run rally to give Hagerstown (74-64, 34-34) the two-run lead.

The win was Hagerstown’s third straight, all coming in come-from-behind fashion. The Suns rallied in the eighth the previous two games to collect a pair of 6-5 victories.

Wilson Eusebio (1-7) scored his first win of the season with two inning of scoreless relief. A.J. Cole started for Hagerstown, allowing two runs on five hits in five innings.

Dean Weaver pitched the final two innings for the save.

Hagerstown took a 1-0 lead in the first when Michael Taylor led off with a single against Lakewood starter Ervis Manzanillo. He stole second and scored on David Freitas’s single.

Lakewood tied the game with a run in the fourth on Zach Collier’s single and took the lead in the fifth when Carlos Perdomo reached on second baseman Blake Kelso’s errors to score Miguel Alvarez.

The Suns pounded out 10 hits with Kelso, Cuevas and Keyes each collecting two.

The Suns close out the season today at 2:05.

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