The Carolina Mudcats are hot again, and they carried that momentum on the road on Monday night.
It was the Mudcats’ fifth win in their last six games and their first over the Smokies, who swept a five-game series at Five County Stadium in April.
Chris Denove had a two-run homer for the Mudcats, while Kris Negron added a solo shot.
Carolina starter Matt Klinker allowed two runs — one earned — in six-plus innings, striking out seven against one walk. Ruben Medina (2-0) was the winning pitcher, while Alex Maestri (2-2) took the loss.
Mudcats at Tennessee, 11:30 a.m.
Daryl Thompson (R, 0-2, 3.63) vs. Craig Muschko (R, 1-0, 3.60).