Charlotte Knights pitchers Terance Marin (W 1-2) and Tommy Khanle struck out 11 in a 5-4 win with late drama on Sunday.
The Mud Hens (7-7) began a rally in the bottom of the ninth when a double by Corey Jones scored Steven Moya. Charlotte closer Daniel Webb retired the remaining batters for his second save.
A three-run home run by Leury Garcia increased the Knights’ lead to four runs in the fourth inning.
The series winds up Monday evening at 6:35. Chris Beck (1-0, 3.71) takes the mound for Charlotte. Daniel Norris (0-1, 11.25) is scheduled for Toledo.