SYRACUSE, N.Y. The Charlotte Knights got the best of Taylor Hill again.
Andy Wilkins, Michael Taylor, and Matt Davidson had three hits apiece Monday night as Charlotte beat Hill and the Syracuse Chiefs 9-3 in the Class AAA International League.
Less than a month after scoring seven against Hill (10-6) in one-third of an inning, the Knights again put seven on the scoreboard against him. This time it took four-plus innings.
Bobby Doran (4-1) was the beneficiary of the offensive burst. He held the Chiefs to five hits and three runs in six innings. Frank De Los Santos and Jarrett Casey follwoed with scoreless relief.
About the only player in Charlotte’s lineup who didn’t get to Hill or any of the five Syracuse pitchers was Chicago White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia, who started in right field went 0-for-4 in his latest rehab game.
The four-game series will continue at 7 p.m. Tuesday when Charlotte is expected to send right-hander Erik Johnson (5-6, 6.29 ERA) to the mound against left-hander Aaron Laffey (11-4, 3.20 ERA).
Kannapolis 10, Lexington 0: The host Intimidators broke a six-game losing streak behind starter Andre Wheeler’s five innings of one-hit work.
Charleston 5, Hickory 2: Ryan Cordell’s 2-for-5 day with two doubles wasn’t enough to boost the Crawdads on the road.
KNIGHTS 9, CHIEFS 3
DP–Charlotte 1, Syracuse 1. LOB–Charlotte 11, Syracuse 6. 2B–Taylor, Laird, Wilkins 2, Rhymes, Davidson. HR—Rhymes. CS—Kobernus.
|Doran W, 4-1||6||5||3||3||3||6|
|De Los Santos||1||2||0||0||0||1|
|Hill L, 10-6||4||8||7||7||2||1|
HBP-Sanchez (by Hill), Garcia (by Hill), Semien (by Hill). T-2:59. A-4,353.
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