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Duncan paces Bulls past Mud Hens, 6-2

Posted July 30, 2013

— Shelley Duncan had two hits, scored three runs and hit his 10th home run to lead Durham past Toledo 6-2 on Tuesday night at Fifth Third Field.

The Bulls (70-41) struck first against former Rays farmhand Kyle Lobstein. A three-hit opening inning was capped by a bloop single by Vince Belnome to bring home Tim Beckham for a 1-0 lead.

Durham hung two more in the third against Lobstein thanks to an error at second base by Kevin Russo, then a sacrifice fly to left by Ryan Roberts for a 3-0 lead. Cole Figueroa was hit on the left arm by a Lobstein pitch, was checked out by athletic trainer Mike Sandoval, but stayed in the game to score on the Russo error.

Toledo (48-64) scratched across its first run of the game in the fifth with a double and three straight walks by Kelly. Danny Dorn, fifth in the league in home runs, flied to center to end the inning stranding the bases loaded with the Bulls leading 4-1.

Jesus Flores hit a sac fly to score Shelley Duncan in the sixth, with Duncan lifting a home run to left in the eighth to put the Bulls up 6-1.

After Steve Geltz and Jeff Beliveau worked three perfect innings, Ramon Ramirez pitched the ninth and permitted a pair of two-out doubles to Bryan Holaday and Kevin Russo to draw the Mud Hens to within 6-2.

Kelly (W, 6-1) worked five innigs, allowing four hits and a run in earning his second straight victory.

Lobstein (L, 2-2) allowed eight hits, two walks and five runs to absorb the defeat for Toledo.

The Bulls moved to 3-2 on their eight-game Ohio road trip.

The second game of Durham's four-game series is Wednesday night at 7:00 PM with Matt Buschmann (5-0, 3.23) against Jair Jurrjens (6-6, 4.18).

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Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
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ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
Final
TEX 3
SEA 2
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CWS 4
BOS 6
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HOU 4
KAN 6
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MIN 0
TOR 0
Final
ANA 5
OAK 4
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SDP 4
COL 2
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SFG 2
LOS 1
1:05pm Today
PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
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MIL 103
ATL 111
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CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
Final
OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
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MIA 87
PHI 100
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NYK 95
TOR 92
Final
MIN 130
UTA 136
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BOS 102
WAS 118
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DEN 112
GSW 116
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POR 110
LAC 104
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SAC 99
PHO 104
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TAM 4
MON 5
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PIT 4
CLB 3
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ANA 4
DAL 3
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
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DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
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