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.
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.
Mudcats at Jacksonville, 3:05 p.m.
Dallas Buck (R, 1-2, 7.90) vs. Tom Koehler (R, 2-0, 6.43)