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Five-run fifth lifts Bulls in final regular season home game

Posted August 27, 2013

Chris Gimenez (16) hits the ball deep. The Durham Bulls hosted the Charlotte Knights for the Bulls final home game Tuesday night August 27, 2013. (Photo by Jack Tarr)

— The IL South Division Champion Durham Bulls closed out the home portion of their regular season schedule with a resounding 13-6 win over the Charlotte Knights on Tuesday at the DBAP.

The Bulls broke open a 3-3 tie with five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. After two walks to start the frame, Chris Gimenez singled in a run, and Tim Beckham singled in two. Beckham had two hits, two runs, and two stolen bases on the night. Cole Figueroa doubled in a run, and Brandon Guyer capped the inning with an RBI single.   Bulls rout Charlotte in regular season home finale Slideshow: Bulls rout Charlotte in regular season home finale

Durham added three runs in the eighth, highlighted by a Vince Belnome RBI double, to put the game out of reach.

Kevin Kiermaier added two stolen bases, giving the Bulls had a total of six thefts for the game. Kiermaier was also one of eight different Bulls to have doubles in the game and added a triple in the sixth inning.

Matt Buschmann (W, 8-1, 2.97) pitched 5 innings of four-hit ball, striking out three, which brought his total to 100 on the season. Including his season-opening stint in Double-A Montgomery, Buschmann is 14-4 on the season.

The Bulls will not return home until the opening game of the Governors’ Cup Playoffs on Wednesday, September 4 against IL West champion Indianapolis. Durham closes out the regular season with road series at Gwinnett and Norfolk.

RHP J.D. Martin (15-4, 2.84), the International League’s newly-crowned Most Valuable Pitcher, starts for the Bulls Wednesday against Gwinnett’s RHP David Hale (6-7, 2.87).

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