Clippers 5-0, Knights 2-1: Clippers unable to complete sweep
Trevor Bauer and Jerry Gil limited the Charlotte Knights to five hits, and Cord Phelps hit his ninth home run, sending the Clippers to a 5-2 win last night in the opener of a doubleheader at Knights Stadium.
Charlotte won the second game 1-0.
In Game 1, Bauer cruised through five innings, allowing two runs (one earned), four hits and four walks with six strikeouts. He improved to 3-2.
Gil picked up his third save after throwing two scoreless innings.
With the Clippers leading 3-2, Phelps hit a two-out homer to right field in the seventh inning, scoring Matt Carson.
The Clippers took a 2-1 lead in the fourth on RBI singles by Chun-Hsiu Chen and Juan Diaz. Phelps singled and scored in the inning. In the fifth, Lonnie Chisenhall hit a sacrifice fly to score Ezequiel Carrera.
Phelps, Chen and Carson each had two hits. Tyler Greene had a double, a triple and an RBI for Charlotte.
In Game 2, the Knights (28-40) used four pitchers to toss a combined two-hitter. They struck out nine and walked two.
Daniel Moskos earned the victory in middle relief. David Purcey earned his second save.
Clippers starter T.J. House dropped to 1-6. He allowed the lone run, an RBI single by Steve Tolleson and six hits through six innings. He struck out six.
Carson and Nate Spears had singles for the Clippers (33-35).