Durham Bulls get one step closer to claiming title

By: Staff Report

DURHAM — Playing in the Governors’ Cup Finals for the first time since 2014, the Durham Bulls moved one step closer to claiming their fifth title with a 6-0 win over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders on Tuesday in Durham.

The Bulls, who are looking for their first championship since 2013, will continue the best-of-five finals at home on Wednesday with the first pitch set for 6:35 p.m. against the RailRiders, who have claimed back-to-back titles.

Ryan Yarbrough was stellar on the mound for Durham on Tuesday, allowing three hits over seven scoreless innings and finishing with four strikeouts.

The Bulls helped Yarbrough’s cause from the start, tacking on three runs in the opening inning, highlighted with an RBI single by Patrick Leonard.

Durham scored three of its runs with two outs. Kean Wong, one of three Bulls to finish with a pair of hits, had a two-out single in the second inning and Michael McKenry lined a two-run single in the sixth inning for the final tally.

Willy Adames and Jake Bauers each logged two hits for Durham, which finished with 11 hits on the night.

Tickets for Wednesday’s game are priced at $15 plus tax and include an all-you-can-eat concessions menu consisting of hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, nachos and cheese, pretzels, popcorn and Pepsi products. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

Additionally, $1 from every ticket purchased will be donated to hurricane relief in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.


Staff Report