FREDERICK, MD., AUG. 26 -- The Frederick Keys didn't look like division leaders today as the Winston-Salem Spirits avoided a three-game sweep by claiming a 4-1 victory in front of 4,983 fans at Harry Grove Stadium.
Keys starter Pat Leinen (6-6) was the victim of two-run innings in the third and fourth.
Winston-Salem (37-26) strung together a single and two doubles to start the first rally. With two outs Paul Blair singled. Billy White's double to center scored Blair. Ty Griffin's double bounced off the left field wall and scored White for a 2-0 lead.
Pete Castellano walked to start the fourth inning and Lenny Bell doubled. Eddie Williams grounded to first to score Castellano. Dan Simonds walked and was picked off with Blair at bat; however, he stayed alive long enough in the rundown to allow Bell to come home for a 4-0 advantage.
Steve Mondile relieved Leinen in the fourth and shut down the Spirits, allowing only four hits. But Mondile's efforts were wasted because the Keys generated only four hits in all.
The Keys (28-28), leaders of the Northern Division, got their lone run in the fifth when T.R. Lewis tripled and scored on Dan Berthel's grounder to first.
Marcos Lopez (7-3) went the distance for the Spirits, walking two and striking out two.