The Durham Bulls’ magic number is down to four.
Aneury Rodriguez (5-5) was the winning pitcher, while Carlos Torres (9-8) took the loss.
Elliot Johnson added a double and single with an RBI for the Bulls.
Alejandro De Aza doubled and singled for Charlotte.
The Bulls will begin a seven-game, two-city series against the Norfolk Tides on the road tonight. The next home game is Aug. 24.
Bulls at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m.
Darin Downs (L, 6-1, 4.28) vs. Troy Patton (L, 7-10, 4.79)