[Via email from the Durham Bulls Director of Media Relations Matt DeMargel.]
Scranton Wilkes-Barre jumped on Durham early and often, building a 9-0 lead that they would not relinquish as the Yankees earned a split of their four-game set with the Bulls, winning 9-3 on Monday night.
Bulls LHP Jason Cromer (5-3) was roughed up for seven runs (six earned) on seven hits and four walks in five and one-third innings. RHP Julio DePaula got the final two outs in the sixth inning, but not before allowing another pair of runs to score. The best pitching line of the night for the Bulls went to catcher Craig Albernaz who pitched a perfect ninth inning.
RHP Josh Towers (5-6) picked up his fifth win of the season with six shutout innings allowing only two hits while striking out five. Catcher Chris Stewart had three of the Yankees’ 11 hits while scoring a pair of runs.
Bulls 1B Chris Richard hit a solo home run in the ninth inning giving him 61 for his three-year stay in Durham. The Bulls Triple-A record for career home runs is 62 held by Scott McClain (1998-1999).
2007 Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy and the Charlotte Knights come to town on Tuesday for a four-game series with the Bulls. First pitch is set for 7:05 PM. Tickets are available at www.durhambulls.com or by phone at (919) 956-BULL.