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Robertson leads Durham to 8-4 win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

Daniel Robertson hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning, leading the Durham Bulls to an 8-4 win over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Thursday.

The home run by Robertson scored Jake Goebbert to give the Bulls a 7-4 lead.

The Bulls tacked on another run in the eighth when Johnny Field hit an RBI single, driving in Jaff Decker.

Durham starter Justin Marks (4-9) picked up the win despite allowing four runs over five innings. Opposing starter Luis Cessa (4-2) took the loss in the International League game after a rough outing in which he allowed seven runs and eight hits over six innings.

Thursday’s box score

Bulls

ab

r

h

bi

Varona, RF

5

1

1

1

Franklin, 2B

1

0

0

0

- Hager, 2B

4

0

0

0

Motter, SS

4

1

1

2

Arencibia, C

5

0

2

0

Goebbert, 1B

5

1

1

0

Shaffer, DH

4

1

1

1

Decker, LF

3

2

1

0

Robertson, 3B

4

2

3

2

Field, CF

3

0

2

2

Totals

38

8

12

8

RailRiders

ab

r

h

bi

Williams, DH

5

0

0

0

Kozma, SS

5

0

2

0

Gamel, CF

4

0

0

0

Austin, 1B

3

1

1

0

Puello, RF

2

1

0

0

Cave, LF

2

1

1

1

Rosario, 3B

3

1

1

2

Diaz, 2B

3

0

0

0

Rodriguez, C

4

0

1

0

Totals

31

4

6

3

Durham

003

202

010

8

12

2

Scranton/WB

040

000

000

4

6

1

E — Hager, Motter, Diaz. DP–Durham 3, Scranton/WB 0. LOB–Durham 6, Scranton/WB 7. 2B–Goebbert, Varona, Arencibia, Decker, Cave, Rosario. HR—Motter (7), Shaffer (8), Robertson (4). SF–Field. SB–Puello (12), Cave (3). CS—Motter.

Bulls IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Marks (W,4-9)

5

4

4

3

4

4

Markel (H,3)

1

0

0

0

1

3

Eveland (H, 3)

1 2/3

1

0

0

0

2

Geltz

 1/3

0

0

0

1

0

Sturdevant

1

1

0

0

0

0

RailRiders IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Cessa (L, 4-2)

6

8

7

5

2

8

Holder

2

3

1

1

0

2

Yates

1

1

0

0

0

1

HBP-Puello

T-2:50. A-5,384.

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