LEXINGTON, KY. — The first place Charleston RiverDogs (15-4) came up short in their attempt to extend their winning streak to 11 games with a 5-2 loss to the Lexington Legends (9-12) on Thursday.
Tyler Austin, who was 3 for 4, homered for the second consecutive day for Charleston, and scored on an RBI single by Dante Bichette, Jr.
A five-run sixth inning doomed the RiverDogs.
Scottie Allen got tagged with the loss, allowing four hits and three runs and two hits with three strikeouts. Reliever Jason Chowing picked up the victory for Lexington after tossing one and a third scoreless innings with two walks and two strikeouts.
The series finale will be today, with the RiverDogs looking to secure a series victory with a win. RHP Will Oliver (1-1, 1.69 ERA) is starting for Charleston and LHP Luis Cruz (0-1, 6.93 ERA) starting for Lexington.