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Suns extend Mudcats' skein to a half-dozen



Getting away from home for their first of a 10-game road trip didn’t help the Carolina Mudcats a bit on Saturday night at the Baseball Grounds.

Mudcats pitcher Matt Klinker
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  • Mudcats pitcher Matt Klinker
Brandon Tripp’s two-run double in the seventh was the big hit for the Jacksonville Suns in a 6-0 victory that dealt the Mudcats their sixth straight loss.

Matt Dominguez added an RBI triple in the four-run inning that turned the close game into an easy win for the hosts.

Matt Klinker (1-2) had a solid start for Carolina, allowing one earned run while striking out eight in 5 2/3 innings.

Elih Villanueva (1-1) pitched 6 2/3 innings for the Suns, striking out seven and walking two.

Michael Griffin had three hits including a double for Carolina.

Sunday’s game
Mudcats at Jacksonville, 3:05 p.m.

Dallas Buck (R, 1-2, 7.90) vs. Tom Koehler (R, 2-0, 6.43)

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