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Knights tag Chiefs’ Hill with another 7-run burst

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).

SOUTH ATLANTIC

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

Charlotteabrhbi
Mitchell cf5021
Johnson 2b6012
Garcia rf4000
Phegley c5000
Wilkins 1b5330
Semien dh3210
Davidson 3b4232
Taylor lf4132
Sanchez ss4111
Totals409148

Syracuseabrhbi
Burriss ss4000
Kobernus cf3010
Laird 3b4010
Moore 1b4120
Dobbs dh4000
Leon c3110
Rhymes 2b4123
Johnson lf3000
Lozada rf4010
Totals33383

Charlotte0301301019140
Syracuse030000000380

DP–Charlotte 1, Syracuse 1. LOB–Charlotte 11, Syracuse 6. 2B–Taylor, Laird, Wilkins 2, Rhymes, Davidson. HR—Rhymes. CS—Kobernus.

CharlotteIPHRERBBSO
Doran W, 4-1653336
De Los Santos120001
Casey210000

SyracuseIPHRERBBSO
Hill L, 10-6487721
Stange210000
Grace131101
Barrett100000
Delcarmen121122

HBP-Sanchez (by Hill), Garcia (by Hill), Semien (by Hill). T-2:59. A-4,353.

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