Chris Heston suffered his fourth loss in five starts and the home team's bats came up short once again as the Augusta GreenJackets lost to the Rome Braves 8-4 Tuesday night.
The GreenJackets (28-18) managed just one run on four hits until an unsuccessful rally in the ninth produced three runs. The home team dropped its second loss in as many nights to a team who entered the game with the worst record in the South Atlantic League.
Rome (19-26) smacked around Heston for six runs on 11 hits before he was pulled with two outs in the fifth inning. The Braves finished the night with 17 hits, one hit short of the team's season high.
Rome starter Cory Rasmus (2-3) held Augusta scoreless with the exception of a solo home run to Luke Anders in the fourth inning. Anders' team-leading seventh home run of the season cleared the scoreboard in right-center field at Lake Olmstead Stadium and broke up Rasmus' no-hit bid.