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Suns' error paves way for Legends

August 09, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Unearned runs hurt as much as earned ones.

The Hagerstown Suns gave a little too much on Friday as Lexington used a two-out error  to ignite a three-run sixth inning to claim a 5-2 victory.

The loss was Hagerstown’s third straight after winning six of seven. The Suns (66-49, 28-20) fell 3 1/2 games off the pace in the South Atlantic League Northern Division second-half standings.

The Legends broke open the game when Raul Mondesi Jr. hit a two-out single to right off Suns starter Kylin Turnbull (5-5) and scored from first when center fielder Narciso Mesa misplayed Mark Threlkeld’s fly to center.

Bubba Starling followed with his 10th home run of the season to give Lexington a 4-1 lead.

The Suns took an early 1-0 lead in the third off Lexington strater Crawford Simmons (2-3) when Mesa drew a two-out walk before scoring on Tony Renda’s double.

Lexington tied the game in the fourth when Terrance Gore led off with a single and stole his 62nd base the season to set up Starling’s RBI double.

Lexington took a 5-1 lead in the eighth on Mondesi’s solo homer off Travis Henke.

The Suns picked up a run in the ninth on Shawn Pleffner’s run-scoring single.

The Suns stranded 10 runners and were 1-for-7 when hitting with runners in scoring position.

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