The Frederick Keys clipped the Kinston Indians by a final score of 6-2 Tuesday night in Frederick, Maryland. The error bug bit Kinston again as the K-Tribe committed three errors leading to four unearned runs. Starting pitcher Sung-Wei Tseng was shaky early, allowing five hits and four walks in the first two innings. Tseng walked a run home with the bases loaded in the first and an error, combined with three more hits brought in two more runs in the second. Tseng (0-3) pitched four innings, giving up seven hits, five runs and two earned runs.
Kinston got on the board when John Drennen drove in Wes Hodges in the second inning. Max Ramirez hit a solo home run in the sixth inning, his team leading fourth home run of the season. Chris Gimenez went 2-for-3 for the Indians. The Carolina League leader in strikeouts, David Hernandez (3-2), picked up the win for Frederick. He gave up eight hits and two earned runs in six innings, striking out seven.
Kinston (16-12) has now lost two games in a row for only the second time this season. The K-Tribe is still in first place, with a one and a half game lead over second place Salem in the Carolina League Southern Division. Kinston returns to Frederick for an early afternoon game on Wednesday. A noon start as the K-Tribes Frank Herrmann will take the mound. Game four of the series starts at 9:30am in Frederick.