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Charlotte Knights drop 13-inning tilt to Indianapolis, 6-5

The Charlotte Knights dropped the second game of a three-game series with the Indians with a 6-5 loss in 13 innings on Saturday night.

Indianapolis gave up three unearned runs in the third and fourth innings; starter Tyler Glasnow (1.69 ERA) gave up nine hits in 5 1/3 innings.

The Knights took the lead in the top of the 13th inning when Chris Marrero doubled and advanced on Kevan Smith's bunt. Tylver Colvin singled, and Drew Garcia grounded out but Marrero scored. Justin Sellers grounded out to end the inning.

Drew Garcia went 3-for-6 for Knights with 2 RBIs and a run.

In the bottom of the 13th, the Indians’ Steve Lombardozzi Jr. doubled with one out. Tony Sanchez struck out. Willy Garcia singled to bring in Lombardozzi and advanced to second on the throw. Josh Bell singled to bring in Garcia.

Sanchez and Willy Garcia homered for the Indians.


Dayan Viciedo, who hit .254 with 66 home runs and 211 RBIs over parts of five seasons with the Chicago White Sox from 2010 to 2014, was signed by the White Sox Saturday and assigned to the Charlotte Knights. Viciedo, a former Knights slugger who mashed 20 home runs in back-to-back seasons for the club (2010-11), went 2-for-6 in Saturday’s game.

Charlotte RHP Scott Carroll, who was scheduled to start Saturday, was recalled to Chicago. He did not pitch for the Sox on Saturday.

Viciedo, 26, hit .221 (25-for-113) with 13 runs scored, six doubles, two triples, one home run, and eight RBIs for Triple-A Nashville in 30 games this season. He was recently released by the Oakland A’s organization.

The Cuban native broke on to the United States baseball scene on December 12, 2008 when he signed a four-year contract with the Chicago White Sox. He spent the entire 2009 campaign with the Double-A Birmingham Barons and hit .280 (141-for-504) with 12 home runs and 78 RBIs. A season later, Viciedo made his Knights debut and hit .274 (94-for-343) with 20 home runs and 47 RBIs. He made his major league debut on June 20, 2010 and hit .308 (32-for-104) with five home runs in 38 games for the White Sox that season.

In 2011, Viciedo returned to the Knights and hit .296 (134-for-452) with 20 home runs and 78 RBIs. He then spent the next three years with the White Sox and hit 20 or more home runs in two of his three seasons. He recorded a career-best 25 home runs and 78 RBIs with Chicago in 2012. In 2013 during the final season at Knights Stadium in Fort Mill, the Charlotte Knights named Viciedo as a member of the “All Knights Stadium Team”, a team comprised of the best Knights players in the 24-year history of Knights Stadium.

Carroll, 30, compiled a 4-2 record with a 2.45 ERA in 10 starts for the Knights this season (51.1 IP). He has been recalled to Chicago on two other occasions this season and owns a 1-1 record with a 3.28 ERA in 12 games (24.2 IP) with the White Sox. Carroll took the roster spot of Chicago outfielder J.B. Shuck, who was placed on the team’s disabled list.

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