The Charlotte Knights took a one-game lead in the International League South division with a 6-5 11th-inning win Monday night against the Syracuse Chiefs.
Charlotte’s Jason Coats opened the bottom of the 11th inning with a single to right. Matt Davidson bunted unsuccessfully, with Coats out at second. Danny Hayes popped out to third. Jason Bourgeois singled to left to move Davidson to second, where he was replaced by pinch-runner Andy Parrino. Nick Delmonico singled with two out, deflected by second baseman Scott Sizemore, to bring in Parrino and win the game.
Former N.C. State star Trea Turner had two doubles and 3 RBIs for the Chiefs, and Pedro Severino had three hits and an RBI.
For Charlotte, Hayes hit a 2-run homer in the 9th inning to tie the score and send the game into extra innings.
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Earlier in the day, outfielder J.B. Shuck was recalled by the Chicago White Sox and RHP Tommy Kahnle was optioned to Charlotte. Shuck played center and went 1-for-3 for the White Sox in a 1-0 loss to the New York Mets.
The Knights and Chiefs are scheduled to continue their series on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. Righthander Taylor Hill (2-3, 4.53 ERA) will start for Syracuse, and RHP Anthony Ranaudo (0-1, 3.68) is scheduled for Charlotte.