Thursday, May 21, 2009

Durham Bulls Beat Lehigh Valley IronPigs 6-2

Durham Bulls[Via email from the Durham Bulls' broadcaster Neil Solondz.]

Joe Dillon's two-run homer capped a four-run seventh, as Durham rallied to open an eight-game road trip with a 6-2 win at Lehigh Valley. The homer, Dillon's first since joining Durham, followed Matt Joyce's two-run two-out double to right-center that had tied the score three pitches early. The extra-base hits followed the first of two Lehigh Valley errors.

Durham took advantage of another miscue to score twice in the seventh. After a leadoff walk to Ray Sadler and a stolen base, Sadler scored on a ground ball that was misplayed by second baseman Pablo Ozuna. Durham added another run in the frame on a sac fly by Reid Brignac.

Brignac and Joyce each had three hits to highlight a 13-hit attack. James Houser started and pitched four no-hit innings before allowing three hits, two walks and two runs in the fifth. The Durham bullpen took over from there, and allowed just one hit and one walk over the final four frames. Dewon Day (2-0) went 1.2 scoreless and was credited with the victory.

Durham (25-15) has won three straight and seven of eight. The Bulls look to continue their winning ways on Friday as Mitch Talbot takes the hill against Kyle Kendrick. Coverage on 99.9's HD2 begins at 6:45 with first pitch at 7:05.

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