Clippers blank Knights 6-0
With their clutch two-out hitting, the Clippers beat the Charlotte Knights, 6-0, to win their tenth game in a row.
Luis Valbuena got the bats started early for Columbus, with a solo shot in the first. The Clippers got a run in the third with two outs due to Charlotte shortstop Eduardo Escobar’s second error in the game. Jason Kipnis drove home Chad Huffman and Travis Buck in the fifth with a two-out triple. The Clippers final run came in the sixth when Huffman walked with the bases loaded. The Knights walked in another run in the eighth.
Starter Joe Martinez got the win going five innings and striking out five. Carlton Smith came in for two innings of relief and struck out three. Eric Berger relieved him and struck out the side in both the eighth and ninth innings.
Paul Phillips went 3-5 on the game and scored two runs. Umpires overruled a home run for Phillips in the sixth inning and he was sent back to second.
The two teams continue their four game series Sunday at 2:15 P.M. David Huff will pitch against Jeffery Marquez.