West Virginia Power �7, �Lexington Legends �3 (box)
The Power kept pouring it on, taking advantage of errors by the Legends, to take the first game of this series in Lexington.
The game started with 2 runs in the top of the 1st. �With one out, 2B Jarek Cunningham tripled off the right field wall, then scored on CF David Rubinstein's RBI single. �1B Aaron Baker walked, and Rubinstein stole third base. �When Baker was picked off first, he got caught in a run-down, but he delayed long enough for Rubinstein to score, as the throw to the plate from the Legends' shortstop, breaking off the run-down, was off-target.
Phillip Irwin had the start for the Power. �He retired the first three Legends' batters he faced, but gave up a lead-off triple and an RBI single in the bottom of the 2nd (similar to the Power in the 1st). �Irwin went on to pitch a scoreless 3rd, working around a single, then began the 4th with a strikeout, a single, and a ground out. �Maurice Bankston finished off the 4th inning...
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