The Cheney Chars are coming off a tough week after they dropped a series to Captain Tonys, 6-3.
The Chars led in runs with 33, ERA (3.21) and WHIP (1.05). Anthony Rizzo led in offense with six runs, five home runs and 10 RBIs.
On the mound, Jose Fernandez had one in and 14 strikeouts. Corey Kluber (1-0) and Justin Verlander had 10 strikeouts each.
The Chars (13-14-3) are in 10th place in the league standings. They play the Flying Squirrels (14-15-1), who are in ninth place.
Chris Colabello was suspended for 80 games after he tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. Carlos Carrasco was put on the disabled list after he sustained a hamstring strain.