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Durham downs Tides in Comeback Fashion

The Durham Bulls used a pair of home runs to back solid pitching as they recorded a 3-2 win in front of 10,104 fans Thursday night at the DBAP.

The Bulls (28-34) – who wore specially designed jerseys by Durham-based clothing company RUNAWAY for DURM Night – took the lead in the bottom of the seventh inning when Jake Goebbert blasted a two-out, two-run home run over the right field wall to put the home side in front 3-2. The bullpen did the rest over the final two innings, with Steve Geltz notching his second save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning.

Durham struck first, as the rehabbing Logan Forsythe blasted a solo home run over the Blue Monster in the third inning. In the fourth the Tides (21-40) came back, as Audry Perez knocked a two-run single to left field that scored Dariel Alvarez and Trey Mancini.

Eddie Gamboa (2-1) earned the win for Durham, after tossing two scoreless innings of relief. Justin Marks turned in a strong start, surrendering two runs across six innings while taking a no-decision. Joe Gunkel (2-4) was the tough-luck loser for Norfolk, turning in a complete game while allowing three runs on five hits.

Thursday’s box score

Norfolk Tides

ab

r

h

bi

Hoes, DH

3

1

0

0

Alvarez, RF

4

1

2

0

Walker, LF

3

0

0

0

Mancini, 1B

2

0

0

0

Perez, C

4

0

3

2

Schoop, 2B

3

0

0

0

Yastrzemski, PH

1

0

0

0

Avery, CF

3

0

0

0

Almanzar, 3B

3

0

0

0

Martinez, SS

3

0

0

0

Totals

29

2

5

2

Durham Bulls

ab

r

h

bi

Forsythe, DH

3

1

1

1

Field, RF

4

0

0

0

Decker, CF

3

1

1

0

Shaffer, 3B

3

0

1

0

Arencibia, C

3

0

0

0

Goebbert. LF

3

1

1

2

Hager, SS

3

0

0

0

Roller, 1B

3

0

0

0

Querecuto, 2B

3

0

1

0

Totals

28

3

5

3

Norfolk

000

200

000

2

5

0

Durham

001

000

20x

3

5

1

E — Shaffer. DP–Norfolk 1, Durham 2. LOB–Norfolk 4, Durham 2. HR—Forsythe (1), Goebbert (4). SB–Hoes (4), Alvarez (3). PO—Alvarez.

Norfolk Tides IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Gunkel (L, 2-4)

8

5

3

3

0

4

Durham Bulls IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Marks

6

4

2

2

3

8

Gamboa (W, 2-1)

2

0

0

0

0

1

Geltz (S, 2)

1

0

0

0

1

2

WP-Marks. HBP-Forsythe.

T-2:01. A-10, 104.

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