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Published: Tuesday, 6/9/2009

Christian paces Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. - Justin Christian led Norfolk to a 5-1 victory over the Mud Hens Monday night.

Christian hit a three-run homer off Hens starter Ruddy Lugo (4-5) in the third inning, then hit a two-out triple in the eighth and came home on a triple by Jeff Fiorentino.

The Hens let Lugo down in the third.

Lugo retired the first two batters, then gave up a single. An error by shortstop Brent Dlugach set the stage for Christian.

Lugo went six innings and gave up only four hits. Of the four runs he allowed, only one was earned.

The Hens scored in the first as Wilkin Ramirez singled, stole second, took third on a passed ball and scored on a ground out by Don Kelly.

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