The Durham Bulls needed one more game on Friday to clinch their second straight International League Governors’ Cup title.
But in Game 4 of the best-of-five series, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders took a 5-0 lead in the fifth inning and went on to win 5-2, tying the series at 2-2.
Shortstop Jake Cronenworth scored the Bulls’ first run of the game in the seventh inning on second baseman Kean Wong’s two-out single, according to the Bulls’ website. Durham score again in the eighth when left fielder Joe McCarthy scored on a single by first baseman Nate Lowe.
Bulls right-handed pitcher Zach Lee took the loss after giving up three runs in 3.1 innings. RailRiders’ left-handed pitcher Ryan Bollinger earned the win with six strikeouts in 5.2 innings, according to the website.
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Starting pitchers for Game 5 have not yet been decided.
The entire Governors’ Cup series was moved to PNC Field due to Hurricane Florence.
The series, now tied at 2-2, continues Saturday at 4:05 at PNC Field in Moosic, Pa., with the winner earning the International League title.