by Mike Potter
The Carolina Mudcats continued their mastery of the Chattanooga Lookouts on Friday night.
Meanwhile the Durham Bulls may have gotten a reprieve from the rain, as their series finale against the Toledo Mud Hens was canceled and the Bulls will come home on a five-game losing streak.
The Bulls will open a four-game series against the Pawtucket Red Sox tonight, in the Boston Red Sox affiliate’s only visit to Durham Bulls Athletic Park this season.
Matt Klinker had a seven-inning quality start for the Mudcats, who moved to within two games of .500 with the win.
Klinker (4-3) allowed five hits and an unearned run while striking out seven against three walks.
Jake Kahaulelio had a pair of hits for two RBI for Carolina, while Dave Sappelt chipped in a two-run double.
Jordan Smith earned his sixth save of the season as John Koronka (0-3) took the loss.
Pawtucket at Bulls, 7 p.m.
Boof Bonzer (R, 0-1, 7.64) vs. TBA
Mudcats at Chattanooga, 7:15 p.m.
Scott Carroll (R, 1-2, 2.10 at Lynchburg) vs. Alberto Bastardo (L, 3-3, 4.63)