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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Days after signing a contract with a new team, former New York Yankee Chien-Ming Wang picked up his ninth win of the season, leading the Charlotte Knights to an 8-4 victory over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Friday. The 34-year old nibbled around the RailRider bats to allow seven hits and four earned runs in six innings in his Knight debut. Wang had spent the 2014 season with Cincinnati affiliate Louisville before being acquired by the Chicago White Sox this week.


After the RailRiders scored three runs to even the game in the top of the sixth, Charlotte quickly responded with two go-ahead runs in the bottom half of the inning. Josh Phegley pegged a line drive to left field that scored Matt Tuiasosopo and Blake Tekotte. Two innings later, Andy Wilkins hit a two-run home run to put the RailRiders away.


Corban Jospeh, John Ryan Murphy and Carmen Angelini had RBI singles in the sixth.


RailRiders starter Chris Leroux lasted just four innings, allowing four earned runs and six hits. He walked three and struck out five.


Zoilo Almonte and Angelini were the only RailRider bats with multiple hits. Almonte doubled and scored two runs.


Jeremy Bleich recorded his third loss of the season. Bleich and reliever Tyler Webb gave up two earned runs in 1 1/13 innings.


Edgmer Escalona pitched a scoreless 1 1/3 innings to close out the game for the RailRiders.


Charlotte 8, RailRiders 4

RailRiders`AB`R`H`BI`2B`3B`HR


Jose Pirela rf`5`0`1`0`0`0`0


Robert Refsnyder 2b`5`0`1`0`0`0`0


Zoilo Almonte lf`4`2`2`0`1`0`0


Adonis Garcia 3b`4`0`1`1`0`0`0


Kyle Roller 1b`3`1`1`0`0`0`0


John Murphy c`4`1`1`1`0`0`0


Corban Joseph dh`3`0`1`1`0`0`0


Carmen Angelini ss`4`0`2`1`1`0`0


Taylor Dugas cf`4`0`0`0`0`0`0


Totals`36`4`10`4`2`0`0


BATTING


2B: Almonte, Z (13, Wang), Angelini (9, Fuentes).


GIDP: Murphy.


Team RISP: 4-for-11.


Team LOB: 8.


FIELDING


PB: Murphy (3).


DP: (Angelini-Refsnyder-Roller).


Charlotte`AB`R`H`BI`2B`3B`HR


Micah Johnson 2b`5`1`3`1`0`0`0


Marcus Semien ss`5`1`1`1`0`0`0


Josh Phegley c`4`0`3`3`0`0`0


Jordan Danks cf`4`0`0`0`0`0`0


Matt Davidson 3b`3`1`0`0`0`0`0


Andy Wilkins 1b`4`2`3`2`1`0`1


Matt Tuiasosopo lf`2`2`0`0`0`0`0


Blake Tekotte rf`4`1`1`0`0`0`0


Michael Taylor dh`3`0`0`0`0`0`0


Totals`34`8`11`7`1`0`1


BATTING


2B: Wilkins (23, Leroux).


HR: Wilkins (19, 7th inning off Webb, 1 on, 0 out).


GIDP: Tuiasosopo.


Team RISP: 5-for-14.


Team LOB: 8.


BASERUNNING


SB: Johnson, Mica 2 (8, 2nd base off Leroux/Murphy, 2nd base off Leroux/Murphy).


FIELDING


E: Tekotte (7, fielding).


DP: (Davidson-Johnson, Mica-Wilkins).


RailRiders`100`003`000`—`4


Charlotte`002`202`20x`—`8


RailRiders`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO


Chris LeRoux`4`6`4`4`3`5


Jeremy Bleich (L, 0-3)`1.1`2`2`2`1`0


Tyler Webb`1.1`2`2`2`1`3


Edgmer Escalona`1.1`1`0`0`0`1


Charlotte`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO


Chien-Ming Wang (W, 9-5)`6`7`4`4`3`2


Parker Frazier`1`2`0`0`0`1


Nelvin Fuentes`1`1`0`0`0`1


Maikel Cleto`1`0`0`0`0`2


WP: Leroux 3, Escalona, E.


HBP: Phegley (by Leroux).


Pitches-strikes: Leroux 86-44, Bleich 24-16, Webb 37-23, Escalona, E 27-18, Wang 99-59, Frazier 19-13, Fuentes 14-10, Cleto 11-9.


Umpires: HP: Doug Vines. 1B: Nick Lentz. 3B: Brad Myers.


Weather: 74 degrees, cloudy.


Wind: 9 mph, Out to RF.


T: 3:15.


Att: 10,240.


Venue: BB&T Ballpark.


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