The Braves scored their only runs of the night on LV Ware’s two-run homer in the eighth inning, his first of the season.
Rome starter Randall Delgado was charged with three runs in four innings and took the loss.
Ware and Luis Sumoza finished with two hits each for the Braves, who fell to 8-9 on the year.
Rome’s three-game losing streak matches its longest of the season.
The Braves and Legends play the second game of the series today at 10 a.m.
In other Rome news:
Lee promoted; Fuller activated
Rome outfielder CJ Lee was sent to the high-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans on Tuesday morning. Lee, a second-year Rome player, was batting .239 with five RBIs for the Braves.
He was replaced on the roster by infielder Chais Fuller, who was activated from the disabled list. He had been sidelined with a strained leg muscle.