Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Durham Bulls Defeat Charlotte Knights 8-2

Durham Bulls[Via email from the Durham Bulls Director of Media Relations Matt DeMargel.]

Justin Ruggiano, Reid Brignac and Chris Richard all homered for the Bulls as Durham split the two-game set with the Charlotte Knights, winning 8-2 on Tuesday afternoon at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

Durham trailed 2-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning when Ruggiano gave the Bulls the lead with an opposite field home run to right making it 3-2. The Bulls scored in every inning after that with a run in the fifth, another in the sixth, a pair in the seventh and another in the eighth.

LHP James Houser (1-1) picked up the victory going five innings allowing only two runs on five hits while striking out four. RHP Justin Cassel (0-2) took the loss allowing four runs on five hits and one strikeout.

The Bulls head to Charlotte for a two-game series beginning tomorrow at 11:15 AM.

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