4-run 6th pushes Suns past Mets, 5-3


HAGERSTOWN -- The sixth-place Hagerstown Suns (48-57) opened their four-game series with the Binghamton Mets (61-42) by beating the Double-A Eastern League leaders, 5-3, last night.

Binghamton swept the Suns in three previous series.

Trailing 2-0, Hagerstown scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth, highlighted by Sergio Cairo's two-run single. Binghamton added a run in the eighth off Alan Zinter's RBI single, but the Suns responded with a double by Tim Holland that scored Brent Miller.

Winner Tim Drummond (4-5) pitched nine innings, giving up six hits, three runs and four walks, and striking out six. Loser Joe Vitko (9-6) went 6 2/3 , giving up nine hits, four runs and three walks. He struck out three.

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