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Home run lifts Lehigh Valley IronPigs past Charlotte Knights 8-6

ALLENTWON, Pa. Cody Asche’s two-run, seventh-inning home run proved to be the difference on Wednesday as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs beat the Charlotte Knights 8-6 in Game 3 of their four-game series.

Lehigh Valley reliever Tyler Knigge (1-0, 3.72) earned the win after pitching three innings.

A night after going 3-for-3 at the plate, Asche, who is on a Major League rehab assignment from Philadelphia, went 2-for-3 with the game-winning home run off Charlotte reliever Ryan Kussmaul (1-3, 5.06), who took the loss.

Asche is 5-for-6 with a home run and four RBIs in the two rehab games against the Knights. Steve Susdorf and Cameron Rupp also had two hits each for Lehigh Valley.

The two teams will conclude their series at 7 p.m. Thursday Knights right-hander Shawn Hill (2-2, 4.67 ERA) will face right-hander Chris Bootcheck (2-3, 4.50).

Iron Pigs 8, Knights 6

Wednesday’s box score

Charlotteabrhbi
Johnson 2b4242
Sanchez ss5010
Phegley c4001
Davidson c4000
Wilkins dh4220
Tuiasosopo 1b3212
Taylor rf4000
Tekotte cf4010
Saladino lf4011
Totals366106

Lehigh Valleyabrhbi
Castro lf3110
Perkins ph-lf2000
Susdorf dh4220
Asche 3b3222
Franco 1b2211
Henson rf2001
Rupp c4122
Blanco ss3000
Spears 2b2011
Gillies cf4010
Totals298107

Charlotte0221001006101
Lehigh01031120x8100

E — Tuiasosopo. LOB–CHA: 6, LV: 5. 2B–Wilkins, Susdorf 2, Rupp 2. 3B–Franco 2. HR—Tuiasosopo, M. Johnson, Asche. SF–Henson, Franco, Spears. SB–M. Johnson, Henson. CS—Blanco.

CharlotteIPHRERBBSO
Axelrod3 2/344341
Boggs2 1/342201
Kussmaul L,1-3122212
Thompson100001

LehighIPHRERBBSO
Lincoln465513
Knigge W,1-0321101
Jimenez100000
Garcia120001

HBP-Tuiasosopo

T-3:12. A-8,388.

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