Charlotte Knights

Knights cruise past Indianapolis, 7-1

FORT MILL -- The Charlotte Knights built an early lead and never looked back in a decisive 7-1 win over Indianapolis.

Leadoff hitter Alex Sanchez got things going with a solo home run in the bottom of the first for a 1-0 lead.

RBI singles by Earl Snyder and Kenny Perez, along with a sacrifice bunt by Tomas Perez helped the Knights jump out to an early 4-0 lead.

Perez added to the Knights score with a hit a three-run homer to cement the Knights win. For the game, Perez was 2-4 with four RBI and extended his hitting streak to 13 games.

Heath Phillips (11-7, 4.39) picked up his 11 win of the season, going seven innings and striking out four. Marty McLeary (4-6, 4.77) took the loss for the Indians.

The Knights are off today and return to action to begin a four-game home stand against Norfolk on Tuesday. Game time is 7:15 p.m.