Gary Sanchez hit a grand slam in the sixth inning, leading the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders to a 14-2 win against the Charlotte Knights on Wednesday.
The grand slam by Sanchez gave the RailRiders a 12-2 lead and capped a 12-run inning for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Earlier in the inning, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre took the lead when Ike Davis hit a two-run single and then scored after four more plays, including a two-run single by Pete Kozma.
In all, the RailRiders pounded three Charlotte pitchers for 11 hits during the inning: one homer, two doubles and eight singles. Three players, Kozma, Jose Rosario and Sanchez had two hits apiece during the sixth inning alone.
Kozma started the sixth with a leadoff double, and Rosario followed with a bunt single. After a sacrifice fly, Ben Gamel and Sanchez singled to load the bases for Davis.
Ryan Webb then came on to replace Loe, but Tyler Austin and Donovan Solano produced back-to-back RBI singles. Jake Cave doubled in another. And a Kozma single brought Terance Marin on for Webb.
Rosario greeted Marin with a single, and three battersw later Sanchez smacked his grand slam.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre right-hander Luis Severino (7-1) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing two runs on five hits over six innings. Kameron Loe (0-2) took the loss in the Class AAA International League game after allowing five runs and six hits over 5 1/3 innings. Johnny Barbato pitched three scoreless innings for his third save of the season.
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