Bulls, PawSox vie for series lead
Posted September 13, 2013
The Durham Bulls and Pawtucket Red Sox meet in a rubber game Friday night in the best-of-five Governor's Cup Finals series. The first pitch at Pawtucket's McCoy Stadium is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
The Sox won Game 1 and Bulls took Game 2, both on late-game rallies.
Two right-handers will start Friday's game. Durham is 14-3 in Matt Buschmann starts, but it will be his first postseason start for the Bulls. In four career playoff starts, Buschmann is 1-2.
The Sox will start Matt Barnes, who has taken the mound for Pawtucket just once, in an Aug. 29 win over Syracuse. Barnes has a 4.13 ERA on the season after starting the year in Portland.