Originally created 06/02/04

Charlotte blanks Richmond

FORT MILL, S.C. -- Andres Torres fell a base hit short of the cycle and Jason Grilli pitched a three-hitter as Charlotte took the first game of a doubleheader, 8-0, over Richmond on Tuesday.

Torres tripled and scored in the fourth inning, had a three-run homer in the fifth and a two-run double in the sixth for the Knights. Torres might have gotten one more crack at a single, but each game of a doubleheader is only seven innings long.

Grilli (3-4) made sure this one wouldn't go longer than it had to. He gave up two singles in the second, a hit in the third and nothing else the rest of the way.

Richmond starter Sam McConnell (3-4) gave up seven runs on six hits and took the loss.


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