Bulls 11, Tides 2

Bulls 11, Tides 2

From Staff ReportsApril 5, 2013 

— The Durham Bulls started the 2013 campaign in style with an 11-2 drubbing of the Norfolk Tides on Friday night.

Eight of the Bulls’ 11 runs came in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings. Chris Archer picked up his first win of the season, recording five strikeouts in five innings.

Niuman Romero got a home run for the Tides in the loss, and Zach Clark picked up his first loss of the season.

The two teams will play a doubleheader Saturday in Norfolk starting at 6 p.m. due to Thursday’s rainout. The Bulls’ home opener is set for 6 p.m. Monday against the Gwinnett Braves.

Friday’s box score

Thompson cf5121
Guyer lf5222
Myers rf4112
Anderson 1b4121
Gimenez, c4221
Fontenot 3b5011
Belnome dh2101
Beckham 2b5110
Lee ss4221

Dickerson cf4000
Hoes lf3110
Canzler dh4021
Valencia 3b4000
Ishikawa 1b4010
Jackson rf4010
Schoop 2b3000
Exposito c4000
Romero ss4111


E—Lee, Ishikawa. DP–Norfolk 1. LOB–Durham 9, Norfolk 8. 2B–Myers, Anderson, Guyer, Canzler. 3B–Fontenot, Lee. HR—Romero 1 (1). SF—Belnome, Myers. SB—Lee 2 (2).

Archer (W, 1-0)531115

Clark (L, 0-1)41/396407

 WP—McCutchen. HBP—Anderson (by Clark), Guyer (by McCutchen).

 T—3:05. A—3,284.

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