Bulls 11, Tides 2

04/05/2013 11:53 PM

04/05/2013 11:54 PM

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

Durham Ab r h bi
Thompson cf 5 1 2 1
Guyer lf 5 2 2 2
Myers rf 4 1 1 2
Anderson 1b 4 1 2 1
Gimenez, c 4 2 2 1
Fontenot 3b 5 0 1 1
Belnome dh 2 1 0 1
Beckham 2b 5 1 1 0
Lee ss 4 2 2 1
Totals 38 11 13 10
Norfolk Ab r h bi
Dickerson cf 4 0 0 0
Hoes lf 3 1 1 0
Canzler dh 4 0 2 1
Valencia 3b 4 0 0 0
Ishikawa 1b 4 0 1 0
Jackson rf 4 0 1 0
Schoop 2b 3 0 0 0
Exposito c 4 0 0 0
Romero ss 4 1 1 1
Totals 34 2 6 2
Durham 030 032 300 --- 11 13 1
Norfolk 100 000 100 --- 2 6 1

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).

DurhamIP H R ER BB SO
Archer (W, 1-0) 5 3 1 1 1 5
Yates 12/3 2 1 1 0 3
Inman 21/3 1 0 0 2 2
NorfolkIP H R ER BB SO
Clark (L, 0-1) 41/3 9 6 4 0 7
Loomis 1 0 1 1 2 0
McCutchen 12/3 3 4 4 2 1
Belfiore 2 1 0 0 1 2

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

 T—3:05. A—3,284.

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