Charlotte Knights

Galarraga, four homers enough to shut down Charlotte; series concludes today

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Armando Galarraga (2-0) handily out-dueled Charlotte's Tomo Ohka (0-1) on Wednesday as Toledo beat the Knights 10-3.

Galarraga's quality start gave the Hens a definite edge, but he had plenty of offense to help him along.

In the second inning, Jeff Larish hit his league-leading fourth home run of the season for the first score of the game. Mike Hessman hit a two-run double to put the Hens in front 3-1 in the third.

The Knights tied the game in the fourth with Brad Eldred's two-run triple.

The game was close until Galarraga and the offense buckled down to keep the Knights from making another comeback. Toledo kept the lead after home runs from Ryan Raburn, Brent Clevlen and Erick Almonte combined for six runs.

Galarraga finished his night shutting Charlotte down, giving up only three runs through seven innings.