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Bulls complete sweep by routing G-Braves

Behind six shutout innings from Blake Snell and three RBI from Dayron Varona, the Durham Bulls beat the Gwinnett Braves 9-0 Sunday evening at the DBAP, sweeping the four-game set and winning their fifth straight game.

Varona led Durham’s offense, which scored nine runs for the second straight game, by going 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored, while Johnny Field finished 2-for-5 with two runs scored and a pair of RBI.

Durham (26-32) opened the scoring in the second inning, as Juniel Querecuto ground out to score Varona for a 1-0 lead. In the second, the Bulls offense erupted for four runs, as Kyle Roller drove home a pair with a double to center field, and Varona cracked a two-run dinger over the Blue Monster.

In the fourth frame the onslaught continued, as Field blasted a two-run homer off the Snorting Bull atop the Blue Monster – his first Triple-A home run – to extend Durham’s lead to 7-0. Later in the frame Varona struck again with an RBI single to center, and Jake Goebbert chipped in an RBI knock in the fifth to make it 9-0.

Snell (3-4) extended his scoreless streak to 11 innings, turning in six frames while striking out nine, walking three and allowing five hits to earn the win. Lucas Sims (1-5) took the loss for Gwinnett (25-32), allowing eight runs across 2 2/3 innings while walking six.

Sunday’s box score

Gwinnett Braves

ab

r

h

bi

Albies. 2B

5

0

2

0

Aybar, SS

4

0

0

0

Bonifacio, CF

2

0

0

0

Tuiasosopo, RF

4

0

0

0

Kazmar, 1B

4

0

1

0

Musteller, LF

4

0

0

0

Ruiz, DH

3

0

0

0

Recker, C

4

0

1

0

Landoni, 3B

4

0

2

0

Totals

34

0

6

0

Durham Bulls

ab

r

h

bi

Field, CF

5

2

2

2

Robertson, SS

3

1

0

0

Goebbert, LF

4

1

1

1

Shaffer, 3B

4

1

0

0

Roller, DH

3

1

1

2

Varona, RF

4

2

3

3

Maile, C

3

0

0

0

Seitzer, 1B

3

0

0

0

Querecuto

3

1

0

1

Totals

32

9

7

9

Gwinnett

000

000

000

0

6

1

Durham

014

310

00x

9

7

1

E — Albies, Shaffer. .LOB–Gwinnett 10, Durham 7. 2B–Roller. HR—Varona (7), Field (1). SB–Albies (4).

Gwinnett Braves IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Simmons

1

0

0

0

1

2

Sims (L, 1-5)

2 2/3

4

8

8

6

3

Weber

2 1/3

3

1

1

1

2

Janas

2

0

0

0

0

1

Durham Bulls IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Snell (W, 3-4)

6

5

0

0

3

9

Floro

2

0

0

0

0

1

Farqhar

1

1

0

0

0

0

WP-Sims 2. HBP-xx

T-2:42. A-7,274.

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