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Pigs Hang on For Big Win Against Knights

Herlis Rodriguez strong at the plate

IronPigs beat Charlotte

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Herlis Rodriguez homered and had two hits as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs beat the Charlotte Knights 4-2 on Saturday.

Lehigh Valley got on the board first in the third inning when J.P. Crawford hit a two-run single and then scored on a sacrifice fly by Pedro Florimon.

After Charlotte scored a run in the sixth, the Knights cut into the deficit in the seventh inning when Rymer Liriano hit an RBI single, scoring Jake Peter.

The IronPigs tacked on another run in the seventh when Rodriguez hit a solo home run.

Lehigh Valley right-hander Jake Thompson (5-12) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing one run on six hits over six innings. Opposing starter Chris Volstad (2-9) took the loss in the International League game after allowing three runs and seven hits over five innings. Yacksel Rios pitched two scoreless innings for his first save of the season.

For the Knights, Liriano doubled and singled twice, driving in a run and also scoring one.

Johnny Mangano has the highlights from the win.


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