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Home runs by Andy Wilkins and Blake Tekotte led the red-hot Charlotte Knights to a 9-6 win over the Gwinnett Braves on Sunday from Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, GA. With the win, the Charlotte Knights earned a two-game series sweep against their South Division foe. The two teams will open a two-day, three-game series from BB&T Ballpark on Monday with a day-night doubleheader.

RHP Dylan Axelrod (5-6, 4.38) started for Charlotte and earned his fifth win of the season after allowing four runs on nine hits over six innings. Axelrod walked just one batter and registered six strikeouts.

The Charlotte offense once again used the long ball -- adding to their International League lead. The Knights put up back-to-back three-run innings in the second and third highlighted once again by home runs. Wilkins led the second inning off with his team-leading 14th homer of the season. Two batters later, Tekotte ripped his ninth of the year. For the season, the Knights have hit a league-best 94 home runs.

Charlotte scored six of their eight runs off Gwinnett starter Aaron Northcraft (0-1, 12.46), who was saddled with the loss. He gave up six runs on eight hits over just 2.2 innings pitched.

A night after recording four RBIs, Micah Johnson added two more RBIs on Sunday. He was 2-for-5 on the afternoon. Tekotte led the way with three hits and three runs scored.

Reliever Taylor Thompson shut the door in the ninth inning to earn his fourth save of the season.

The Knights and Braves will move their series over to BB&T Ballpark on Monday and play a day-night doubleheader. First pitch of game one is set for 12:05 p.m., while game two is set for 7:05 p.m. RHP Shawn Hill (0-1, 3.18) gets the nod in game one for Charlotte against Gwinnett RHP Cody Martin (5-6, 3.02). In the nightcap, the Knights will hand the ball to RHP Matt Zaleski (0-0, 0.00), who will make his first start of the season. He will be opposed by Gwinnett RHP Kanekoa Texeira (0-0, 3.38).

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