Sunday, April 19, 2009

Durham Bulls Win In 12 On Jon Weber's Homer

Durham Bulls[From the Durham Bulls' broadcaster Neil Solondz, via email.]

Jon Weber homered in the 12th, Durham's fourth in as many innings, and it held up as the Bulls won 5-4 against Charlotte. Weber's homer off Ehren Wasserman to left center was his first of the year, and made a winner out of Jason Childers (4-0).

Charlotte had tied the game in the 10th and 11th against Childers with two-out singles in each frame. Dewon Day, the last of seven Bulls pitchers, then worked a 1-2-3 12th for his first Triple-A save.

Durham sent the game to extra innings thanks to the first of the four homers from Ray Sadler. Sadler's blast to left-center with two out on a 3-2 pitch in the ninth inning tied the game at two. Sadler went 4-for-5.

Reid Brignac homered in the 10th, and Matt Joyce went deep in the 11th. Charlotte had taken a 2-1 lead thanks to a pair of two-out bases-loaded walks in the eighth inning.

Coming into the game, Durham had a league-best 1.29 ERA. Starter Jason Cromer worked five scoreless innings for a second straight start before giving way to the bullpen.

Durham, now 8-2 and 2-1 on a 10-game road trip, visits the Gwinnett Braves on Monday. Airtime on 99.9 the Fan ESPN Radio is at 6:55 with first pitch at 7 p.m. Kris Medlen starts against Durham's Mitch Talbot.

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