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Lexington Legends v Greensboro 07-09-13 : WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK, Lexington, Ky.) Jesus Solorzano's three-run homer in the sixth inning put Greensboro in front, and the Grasshoppers went on to a 7-2 win over the Lexington Legends Tuesday night. The loss ended the Legends winning streak at five games.

The Legends took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. With one out, Raul Mondesi walked and Mark Donato doubled, putting runners at second and third. After Bubba Starling walked to load the bases, a wild pitch allowed Mondesi to score as all runners moved up. Cam Gallagher's sacrifice fly scored Donato from third with the second run.

Lexington starter Daniel Stumpf, who pitched a no-hitter in his last start July 2, did not allow a hit until Anthony Gomez singled with one out in the fourth. Stumpf maintained the shutout through five innings, but with one out in the sixth, Juancito Martinez reached first on an error by second baseman Kenny Diekroeger. Yefri Perez popped out for the second out, but Gomez singled, sending Martinez to second. Solorzano followed with his 10th home run of the season, giving Greensboro a 3-2 lead.

The Grasshoppers added three more runs in the seventh. Matt Juengel led off with a single, but was forced at second on Blake Barber's grounder to first base. Jose Behar's double put runners at second and third. Martinez then bunted toward the mound, and Legends reliever Chas Byrne fielded the ball and tossed it to Gallagher, the catcher, but Barber was able to retreat safely to third as Behar went back to second, leaving the bases loaded. A single by Perez scored one run, and Gomez' sacrifice fly produced another, giving the Grasshoppers a 5-2 lead. Martinez scored on a wild pitch to make the score 6-2.

Greensboro added a final run in the ninth on a double by Barber, a single by Behar, and a run-scoring ground out by Martinez.

Greensboro starter Scott Lyman (3-6) took control after the first inning and got the win. He pitched eight innings and allowed three hits and two runs. He walked two batters and struck out seven.

Stumpf (6-7) took the loss. He worked six innings, allowed five hits, struck out three batters and walked none. All three runs against him were unearned.

The Legends' lead in the South Atlantic League Southern Division was cut to one game over Greenville, which defeated Charleston 2-1.

The Legends and Grasshoppers will play game two of the three-game series Wednesday afternoon. First pitch is set for 12:05 p.m.

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Lexington Legends v Greenville Drive with Fireworks 07-03-13 : (WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK, Lexington, Ky.) Bubba Starling's two-run homer in the sixth inning broke a 1-1 tie, and the Lexington Legends went on to a 4-2 win over the Greenville Drive Wednesday night in front of 5,521 fans at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. 

The victory gave the Legends a sweep of the three-game series and kept them in first place in the South Atlantic League Southern Division for the second half of the season. The Legends have a record of 9-5 in the second half and are one-half game ahead of Augusta.

Greenville took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Mookie Betts led off with a single, moved to second on a sacrifice by Jose Vinicio and scored on a single by Drew Turocy. 

The Legends evened the score in the second. Starling drew a leadoff walk and went to second on a single by Cam Gallagher. Michael Antonio grounded into a force play at second, but Betts' relay to first was wide, and Starling scored on the error to tie the game.

In the sixth, Fred Ford walked with one out, and Starling followed with a line drive into the left field bleachers, his eighth home run of the season, giving Lexington a 3-1 lead.

The Legends added their final run in the seventh on a single by Terrance Gore and a double by Raul Mondesi.

Greenville rallied in the ninth.   With one out, Turocy reached first on an error by second baseman Kenny Diekroeger, and David Chester walked.    Aneury Tavarez grounded into a force play at second, leaving runners at first and third. Kevin Heller's single scored Turocy to cut the lead to 4-2, but Mark Peterson struck out Dreily Guerrero to end the game.

Legends' starter Crawford Simmons (1-1) pitched the first six innings and earned his first victory of the season in his fifth start. He allowed one run and four hits. Kevin Allen pitched two hitless innings, and Peterson worked the ninth, picking up his ninth save of the year in nine save opportunities.

The Legends will open a four-game series against the West Virginia Power Thursday night in Charleston. Game time is 7:05 p.m

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Lexington Legends v Greenville Drive 07-02-13 : (WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK, Lexington, Ky. ) Daniel Stumpf of the Lexington Legends pitched a no-hitter as the Legends took a 1-0 win over Greenville in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday night. All doubleheader games in the South Atlantic League are seven-inning games.

The Legends completed the sweep with a 7-1 victory in the second game. The two wins moved Lexington into first place in the Southern Division of the South Atlantic League. The Legends, now 8-5 in the second half of the season, lead Augusta by one-half game.

Stumpf, a left-hander, struck out three batters and walked one. Aneury Tavarez walked with two outs in the bottom of the second inning, but was caught stealing. David Chester reached first on an error by first baseman Mark Threlkeld in the fourth inning. Chester moved to second on a passed ball and to third on an infield out, but was stranded there. 

Stumpf retired the last nine batters. In the top of the seventh, Jose Vinicio fouled out to catcher Cam Gallagher, Drew Turocy grounded out to second baseman Kenny Diekroeger, and Chester grounded out to third baseman Michael Antonio.

The game's only run came on Raul Mondesi's first-inning home run.

Stumpf, who had never pitched a no-hitter on any level, evened his record at 6-6. Greenville starter Frank Montas (1-7) was the losing pitcher.

The no-hitter was the third in Legends history. Chris Devenski pitched a nine-inning no-hitter against Rome September 1, 2012, and three pitchers -- Derek Stanford, Chris George and Kirk Saarloos -- combined for a no-hitter against Hickory on July 30, 2001, the Legends' first season.

In the second game, the Drive took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a single by Tavarez, a stolen base, an infield out and an RBI single by Keaton Briscoe.

The Legends claimed the lead in the third on singles by Threlkeld and Mark Donato and a two-out, two-run double by Bubba Starling.

Lexington broke the game open with five runs in the fourth inning. Fred Ford led off with a triple and scored on a wild pitch. Jin-Ho Shin was hit by a pitch, and after Yowill Espinal struck out, Terrance Gore singled, moving Shin to second. Mondesi's single loaded the bases.   A walk to Threlkeld produced a run, and Gore scored on a wild pitch to give the Legends a 5-1 lead. With two outs, Starling singled on a grounder to deep short, scoring Mondesi, and Threlkeld came home when Vinicio's throw went past first base for an error.

Christian Binford (5-3) worked the first five innings and got the win. He lowered his earned run average to 2.08, third best in the South Atlantic League. Yunior Ortega (2-3) was the starting and losing pitcher for Greenville.

The three-game series concludes Wednesday. Game time is 7:05 p.m. A Ford Fireworks show will follow the game.

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