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Tekotte’s blast lifts Charlotte Knights

PAWTUCKET, R.I. Down to a final out and trailing 1-0 in the ninth inning, Charlotte’s Blake Tekotte drilled a two-run home run against reliever Drake Britton to propel the Knights past the Pawtucket Red Sox 2-1 in front of 8,226 fans Sunday afternoon at McCoy Stadium.

The teams split the four-game series.

The PawSox lost despite carrying a no-hitter through 62/3 innings. Felix Doubront, making his second start with Pawtucket as part of his MLB rehab assignment, did not allow a run or a hit in five innings.

The PawSox were held to two hits, none after the second inning, and struck out 16 times.

South Atlantic

Greensboro 7, Kannapolis: J.T. Riddle had a solo home run in the sixth and Justin Bohn hit a three-run shot in the seventh for the Grasshoppers at Kannapolis. Greensboro scored six runs in the seventh and clinched the SAL Northern Division first-half title.

KNIGHTS 2, RED SOX 1

Charlotteabrhbi
Johnson 2b5000
Sanchez ss4010
Seminen lf4010
Danks cf3000
Phegley c2000
Davidson 3b4000
Tuiasosopo dh3110
Saladino 1b4010
Tekotte rf3112
Totals32252

Pawtucketabrhbi
Betts cf3100
McCoy ss3010
Shaw 1b4000
Rivero dh4000
Roberts 2b4000
Cecchini 3b3010
Vazquez c2000
Hassan rf3000
Henry lf2000
Totals28120

Charlotte000000002250
Pawtucket100000000120

LOB–Charlotte 8, Pawtucket 7. HR—Tekotte (8, 9th inning off Britton, D, 1 on, 2 out). SB–Betts (2, 2nd base off Heath/Phegley). CS—McCoy, M (2, 2nd base by Kussmaul/Phegley).

CharlotteIPHRERBBSO
Heath3.021136
Zaleski3.000002
Kussmaul (W, 1-2)2.000025
Veal (S, 4)1.000013

PawtucketIPHRERBBSO
Doubront5.0000410
Barnes (H, 1)3.030002
Britton (BS, 3)(L, 0-2)1.022201

WP-Heath 2, Doubront. HBP-Phegley (by Barnes, M), Cecchini (by Veal).

T-3:06. A-9,677.

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