NORFOLK, Va. The Norfolk Tides snapped Charlotte’s four-game winning streak Tuesday with a 3-0 win in the opening game of their two-game series at Harbor Park.
The teams faced off for the fifth time in as many days, and it was Norfolk earning its first win after losing all four games against the Knights at BB&T BallPark in Charlotte.
Norfolk right-hander Miguel Chalas (1-0) threw four innings in relief for his first Class AAA victory in his debut. Chalas, 22, was promoted Monday from Class A Frederick. He allowed one hit, walked three and struck out four.
Christian Walker, a former South Carolina Gamecock, had two of Norfolk’s 10 hits. Walker, who homered Monday, went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Jimmy Paredes and Dariel Alvarez also had two hits apiece.
Andre Rienzo (1-4) started for the Knights and allowed three runs on nine hits over six innings. He struck out eight. Reliever Donnie Veal recorded the final six outs. Veal gave up one hit over two scoreless innings.
Chicago outfielder Moises Sierra continued his rehab assignment and went 1-for-4. Sierra started in right field for the second consecutive day and again batted second in the Charlotte lineup. Overall, the Knights had four hits.
The teams will conclude their series with a 12:05 p.m. game Wednesday. Charlotte right-hander Bobby Doran (5-1, 5.36 ERA) will start against right-hander Tyler Wilson (3-2, 3.57).
Kannapolis 5, Rome 4: The Intimidators overcame a two-run deficit to beat the visiting Braves at CMC-NorthEast Stadium. Chevy Clarke, a former Los Angeles Angels first-round pick in the June 2010 draft who signed with the White Sox in June, began a two-out rally in the seventh with a solo home run, and Eddy Alvarez added a two-run blast for the lead.
After Rome tied the score in the eighth, Carl Thomore followed an intentional walk with what turned out to be the winning hit, driving in Jacob Morris for the 5-4 lead.
Connor Walsh (1-0), the White Sox’s 12th-round pick in the June 2014 first-year player draft, earned his first win with the Intimidators and second of his career, striking out four in two relief innings and allowing a run on two hits.
E–Davidson 2, Walker. DP–Norfolk 1. LOB–Charlotte 9, Norfolk 11. 2B–Wilkins, Paredes, Walker, Alvarez. SB–Semien, Paredes.
WP-Rienzo. T-2:40. A-6,209.
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