Bulls

Betemit, Karns lead Bulls to series split with Toledo

Posted July 28, 2014

— The Durham Bulls defeated the Toledo Mud Hens 5-2 at the DBAP Monday night, earning a split of the four-game set.

After dropping the first two games of the series, the Bulls won a wild 11-10 victory on Sunday, and followed with Monday’s win which brought the team’s record to 3-4 over the homestand.

Justin Christian led off the game with a double for the Bulls, and later scored on Wilson Betemit’s single. Christian was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored in the game, and is now 6-for-9 with four runs and three extra-base hits in the last two games.

Catcher Ali Solis added a two-run home run to left-center in the second inning to give the Bulls (58-50) a three-run lead. Mikie Mahtook had an RBI single in the seventh, giving Durham a 4-0 lead before the Mud Hens (54-57) plated a pair in the top of the eighth. Betemit’s 16th home run, a solo dinger in the eighth, capped the Bulls’ scoring.

Right-hander Nathan Karns (8-5) picked up his fourth victory over his last five starts, allowing two runs on four hits over seven innings. He retired 15-of-16 batters from the second through the seventh inning, erasing the only baserunner—a walk—with a double play grounder on the very next batter. Brandon Gomes, Adam Liberatore and Josh Lueke combined for two innings of scoreless relief to preserve the win, while Duane Below (8-5) took the loss, allowing three runs (two earned) over six frames.

The Bulls travel to divisional rival Charlotte for a 7:05p.m. start on Tuesday to kick off a four-game set and eight-game road trip. RHP Merrill Kelly (6-2, 3.00) returns to the starting rotation for the Bulls, facing RHP Chris Beck (0-1, 9.64) for the Knights.

Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • CBB: UNC at Boston College

    Tomorrow at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBB: NC State vs. Wake Forest

    Tomorrow at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBB: NC State vs. Wake Forest

    Tomorrow at 2:00 pm on WRAL-FM

NFL Scoreboard
Sunday, Jan. 22
Green Bay 12:05 PT1:05 MT2:05 CT3:05 ET20:05 GMT4:05 北京时间1:05 MST3:05 EST2:05 CT0:05 UAE (+1)15:05 ETNaN:�
Preview
Atlanta 
Pittsburgh 3:40 PT4:40 MT5:40 CT6:40 ET23:40 GMT7:40 北京时间4:40 MST6:40 EST5:40 CT3:40 UAE (+1)18:40 ETNaN:�
Preview
New England 
ATP Scoreboard
Friday, Jan. 20
Australian Open (ATP/WTA)
Third Round
(27) B. Tomic5 62 63   
D. Evans7 77 77   
(5) K. Nishikori6 6 6   
L. Lacko4 4 4   
(10) T. Berdych2 4 4   
(17) R. Federer6 6 6   
(11) D. Goffin6 6 6   
(20) I. Karlovic3 2 4   
(8) D. Thiem6 4 6 5  
B. Paire1 6 4 4  
(9) R. Nadal 
(24) A. Zverev 
 
WTA Scoreboard
Friday, Jan. 20
Australian Open (ATP/WTA)
Third Round
S. Cirstea6 77    
A. Riske2 62    
A. Barty4 6 3   
M. Barthel6 3 6   
(7) G. Muguruza6 6    
(32) A. Sevastova4 2    
(14) E. Vesnina64 2    
J. Brady77 6    
(16) B. Strycova6 7    
(21) C. Garcia2 5    
(6) D. Cibulkova2 77 3   
(30) E. Makarova6 63 6   
M. Sakkari6 2 3   
M. Lucic-Baro3 6 6   
(2) S. Williams6 3    
N. Gibbs1 2    
(9) J. Konta 
(17) C. Wozniacki