Bulls

Anderson gives Bulls walk-off win over Clippers

Posted July 3, 2013

— The first-place Durham Bulls lost a three-run lead, but won in extra innings, beating Columbus 6-5 in 10 innings at the DBAP on Tuesday. The win gave the Bulls a 3-1 series win over the visiting Clippers.

In the 10th, Leslie Anderson laced a single up the middle to bring home Tim Beckham with the walk-off run. Beckham pinch ran for Vince Belnome, who walked to start the inning. Shelley Duncan’s single off the Blue Monster in left put Beckham on third base and set the stage for Anderson’s heroics.

Kirby Yates (W, 4-1, 1.13) got the win with 1.1 innings of hitless relief. Columbus’ Scott Barnes (L, 3-3, 7.81) didn’t retire a batter and took the loss.

The Bulls jumped on top early with two first inning runs. Evan Frey hit a lead-off single for his first hit as a Bull, then scored on Cole Figueroa’s double. Belnome would then single Figueroa home.

Durham increased its lead to 3-0 when Anderson led off the fourth with his eleventh homer of the season. Ezequiel Carrera’s two-run single in the fifth shaved the Bulls’ lead to one, but the Bulls got some breathing room an inning later, when Duncan hit a two-run homer—his ninth—over the Blue Monster in left.

Steve Geltz relieved starter Merrill Kelly to start the seventh and allowed the first three batters to reach on two walks and a hit. A single and two sacrifice flies tied the game.

The Bulls now head to Charlotte for one game, as the two Carolina rivals play Wednesday at Knights Stadium. RHP Matt Buschmann (2-0, 2.93) is scheduled to start for the Bulls opposite RHP Erik Johnson (1-0, 2.08). Durham returns home on July 4th for a two-game set against second-place Norfolk.
 

Comments

This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • PGA: RBC Heritage

    Today at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA: RBC Heritage

    Tomorrow at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MLB: Atlanta Braves at NY Mets

    Tonight at 7:05 on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox

    Tomorrow at 7:05 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 0
DUR 3
 
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR
 
Final
CHC 1
CIN 4
Final
PIT 3
MIL 5
Final
WAS 3
STL 1
Final
CLE 2
TOR 3
Final
DET 6
ANA 11
Final
NYM 0
ATL 6
Final
BOS 4
BAL 8
Final
TAM 11
NYY 5
Final
MIA 8
SEA 4
Final
TEX 12
CWS 0
Final
KAN 5
MIN 0
Final
COL 12
PHI 1
Final
OAK 11
HOU 3
Final
LOS 2
ARI 4
Final
SDP 2
SFG 1
1:05pm Today
WAS
STL
 
1:05pm Today
CLE
TOR
 
1:08pm Today
DET
ANA
 
1:35pm Today
BOS
BAL
 
2:10pm Today
KAN
MIN
 
2:20pm Today
CHC
CIN
 
4:05pm Today
OAK
HOU
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
ATL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
SEA
 
8:05pm Tonight
TEX
CWS
 
8:10pm Tonight
LOS
ARI
 
8:10pm Tonight
COL
PHI
 
8:40pm Tonight
SDP
SFG
 
12:30pm Today
TOR
BRK
3:30pm Today
LAC
GSW
7:00pm Tonight
IND
ATL
9:30pm Tonight
OKC
MEM
Final
TAM 1
MON 4
Final
BOS 0
DET 1
Final
ANA 3
DAL 2
3:00pm Today
STL
CHI
7:00pm Tonight
PIT
CLB
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
Final
NOR 0
DUR 3
 
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR