• Charlotte first baseman/designated hitter Andy Wilkins has been named International League Player of the Month for July. Wilkins, 25, led the league with 12 home runs, 31 RBIs, 44 hits, 21 extra-base hits and a .857 slugging percentage, and finished second with a .419 average and 24 runs scored.
• Olympic gymnast McKayala Maroney threw out one of Friday's ceremonial first pitches after executing two cartwheels toward home plate and temporary catcher John Danks.
• Friday's contest marked the popular Elvis Night promotion.
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