Bulls Blow Past Indians 10-3

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September 6, 2017 - International League (IL) - Durham Bulls

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BULLS BLOW PAST INDIANS 10-3

Six-run fifth helps Durham take Game One of playoffs

DURHAM, N.C. - The Durham Bulls began their Governors' Cup playoff run in emphatic fashion Wednesday night, as the South Division champions used a six-run fifth inning to blow past the visiting Indianapolis Indians 10-3 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

The Bulls' bats came out swinging early and never let up with two runs in the first inning, one in the second, six in the fifth, and one last tally in the sixth. All nine batters in the lineup reached base at least once, with six different players scoring at least one run. All the offense provided plenty of support for starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough and the Durham bullpen, allowing the Bulls to take a 1-0 lead in the Best-of-Five First Round.

Durham's offense took advantage of a wild first inning by Indians starter Clay Holmes to jump out to an early lead, as the club used four walks and one hit to plate a pair of runs and take a 2-0 lead. Jake Bauers plated the first tally of the night with an RBI single to center, before Taylor Featherston eventually drew a bases loaded, RBI walk. The Bulls then pushed the advantage to 3-0 in the second thanks to an RBI base knock by Willy Adames.

Indianapolis got back in the game over the next two innings with a solo home run by Anderson Feliz in the third and another solo shot off the bat of Joey Terdoslavich in the fourth to cut the score to 3-2. The Bulls put the game out of reach one inning later however, as the home team put up six runs, four earned, on five hits, one walk, and an error to take a 9-2 lead. Patrick Leonard plated the first run of the big inning with an RBI double down the left field line, before Shane Peterson immediately followed with an RBI single to right. Justin O'Conner followed three batters later with an RBI fielder's choice while Johnny Field singled home the fourth run of the frame. The inning's last two tallies came home courtesy of a dropped popup by Indians' second baseman Erich Weiss.

Both teams picked up one last run apiece from there, with the Bulls getting an RBI single from Featherston in the sixth while the Indians picked up an RBI base knock by Erich Weiss in the eighth for the final 10-3 score.

Four different Bulls finished with a multi-hit game, led by Field who went 2-4 with an RBI, two runs scored and a walk.

Yarbrough (1-0) earned the win after holding Indianapolis to two runs on two hits, one walk, and five strikeouts over six innings pitched for his team-leading 15th quality start of the year. Holmes (0-1) took the loss after allowing six runs on seven hits, four walks, and three strikeouts during his four innings pitched.

The Bulls (1-0) will look to take a commanding lead in the First Round series against the Indians (0-1) in Game Two Thursday night, with RHP Yonny Chirinos (12-5, 2.74) taking on RHP Tyler Glasnow (9-2, 1.93) at 6:35 pm.

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tmp Indianapolis Indians 3, Durham Bulls 10

September 6, 2017

Indians starting lineup:

Kevin Newman (SS), Erich Weiss (2B), Jacob Stallings (C), Joey Terdoslavich (RF), Edwin Espinal (1B), Danny Ortiz (CF), Eric Wood (DH), Gift Ngoepe (3B), Anderson Feliz (LF), Clay Holmes (P), Bulls starting lineup:

Johnny Field (CF), Daniel Robertson (3B), Willy Adames (SS), Jake Bauers (1B), Patrick Leonard (RF), Shane Peterson (DH), Taylor Featherston (LF), Kean Wong (2B), Justin O'Conner (C), Ryan Yarbrough (P), Umpires -- Jansen Visconti (HP), John Bacon (1B), Jeremie Rehak (2B), Jeremy Riggs (3B), (LF), (RF). Gametime Weather: 64 degrees, Cloudy.

Wind: 4 MPH, L To R. First pitch by R. Yarbrough at 07:35 PM local time. Indians 1st (Indians 0, Bulls 0) -- K. Newman lines out to J. Field. E. Weiss strikes out swinging. J. Stallings grounds out to J. Bauers.

(0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB) Bulls 1st (Bulls 2, Indians 0) -- J. Field walks. With D. Robertson batting, wild pitch by C. Holmes, J. Field to 2nd. D. Robertson walks. W. Adames grounds into a force out, K. Newman to E. Weiss, J. Field to 3rd; D.

Robertson out at 2nd. J. Bauers singles to center field, J. Field scores; W. Adames to 2nd. P. Leonard strikes out swinging. S. Peterson walks, W. Adames to 3rd; J. Bauers to 2nd. T. Featherston walks, W. Adames scores; J. Bauers to 3rd; S. Peterson to 2nd. K. Wong struck out looking.

(2 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 3 LOB) Indians 2nd (Bulls 2, Indians 0) -- J. Terdoslavich grounds out, D. Robertson to J. Bauers. E. Espinal grounds out, D. Robertson to J. Bauers. D. Ortiz strikes out swinging.

(0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB) Bulls 2nd (Bulls 3, Indians 0) -- J. O'Conner lines out to J. Terdoslavich. J. Field singles through the hole at shortstop. D. Robertson flies out to D. Ortiz, J. Field to 2nd. W. Adames singles through the hole at shortstop, J. Field scores; W. Adames to 2nd on the throw. J. Bauers grounds out, G. Ngoepe to E. Espinal.

(1 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB) Indians 3rd (Bulls 3, Indians 1) -- E. Wood grounds out to R. Yarbrough. G. Ngoepe pops out to J. O'Conner in foul territory. A. Feliz hits a home run to right field on a 0-0 pitch. K. Newman walks. E. Weiss flies out to P. Leonard.

(1 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB) Bulls 3rd (Bulls 3, Indians 1) -- P. Leonard singles to right field. With S. Peterson batting, P. Leonard steals 2nd base. S. Peterson grounds out, K. Newman to E. Espinal, P. Leonard to 3rd. T. Featherston strikes out swinging. K. Wong grounds out, E. Weiss to E. Espinal.

(0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB) Indians 4th (Bulls 3, Indians 2) -- J. Stallings struck out looking. J. Terdoslavich hits a home run to left field on a 2-2 pitch. E. Espinal pops out to K. Wong. D. Ortiz grounds out, K. Wong to J. Bauers.

(1 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB) Bulls 4th (Bulls 3, Indians 2) -- J. O'Conner flies out to D. Ortiz. J. Field pops out to E. Weiss. D. Robertson grounds out, E. Weiss to E. Espinal.

(0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB) Indians 5th (Bulls 3, Indians 2) -- E. Wood pops out to J. Bauers. G. Ngoepe struck out looking. A. Feliz strikes out swinging.

(0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB) Bulls 5th (Bulls 9, Indians 2) -- W. Adames singles to third base. J. Bauers singles to shallow right field, W.

Adames to 2nd. P. Leonard doubles to left field, W. Adames scores; J. Bauers to 3rd. Pitcher Change: J.

Barbato replaces C. Holmes. S. Peterson singles to right field, J. Bauers scores; P. Leonard to 3rd. T.

Featherston strikes out swinging, passed ball by J. Stallings, S. Peterson to 2nd. J. Barbato intentionally walks K. Wong. J. O'Conner reaches on a fielder's choice, fielded by K. Newman, P. Leonard scores; S.

Peterson to 3rd; K. Wong to 2nd. J. Field singles to left field, S. Peterson scores; K. Wong out at home on the throw, A. Feliz to G. Ngoepe to J. Stallings, J. O'Conner to 3rd on the throw; J. Field to 2nd. D. Robertson reaches on fielding error by E. Weiss, J. O'Conner scores; J. Field scores. W. Adames pops out to K.

Newman.

(6 Runs, 5 Hits, 1 Errors, 1 LOB) Indians 6th (Bulls 9, Indians 2) -- K. Newman pops out to J. Bauers in foul territory. E. Weiss grounds out, D. Robertson to J. Bauers. J. Stallings grounds out, W. Adames to J. Bauers.

(0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB) Bulls 6th (Indians 2, Bulls 10) -- Pitcher Change: M. DuRapau replaces J. Barbato. J. Bauers walks. P.

Leonard strikes out swinging. With S. Peterson batting, wild pitch by M. DuRapau, J. Bauers to 2nd. S.

Peterson walks. T. Featherston singles to center field, J. Bauers scores; T. Featherston out at 2nd, E.

Espinal. K. Wong grounds out, E. Weiss to E. Espinal.

(1 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB) Indians 7th (Indians 2, Bulls 10) -- Pitcher Change: M. Broadway replaces R. Yarbrough. J. Terdoslavich lines out to K. Wong. E. Espinal singles to left field. D. Ortiz lines out to J. Field. E. Wood strikes out swinging.

(0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB) Bulls 7th (Indians 2, Bulls 10) -- Pitcher Change: E. Santana replaces M. DuRapau. J. O'Conner strikes out swinging. J. Field grounds out, G. Ngoepe to E. Espinal. D. Robertson grounds out, G. Ngoepe to E.

Espinal.

(0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB) Indians 8th (Indians 3, Bulls 10) -- G. Ngoepe flies out to P. Leonard in foul territory. A. Feliz flies out to J.

Field. K. Newman walks. With E. Weiss batting, wild pitch by M. Broadway, K. Newman to 2nd. E. Weiss singles to right field, K. Newman scores; E. Weiss out at 2nd on the throw, P. Leonard to J. O'Conner to W.

Adames.

(1 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB) Bulls 8th (Indians 3, Bulls 10) -- Pitcher Change: J. Leathersich replaces E. Santana. W. Adames strikes out swinging. J. Bauers grounds out, G. Ngoepe to E. Espinal. P. Leonard strikes out swinging.

(0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB) Indians 9th (Indians 3, Bulls 10) -- Pitcher Change: J. Ames replaces M. Broadway. J. Stallings grounds out to P. Leonard. J. Terdoslavich strikes out swinging. E. Espinal strikes out swinging.

(0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB) Final: Indians 3, Bulls 10

WP: Ryan Yarbrough (1-0).

LP: Clay Holmes (0-1).

Time: 2:47.

Delay: 1:00

Attendance: 3349.

Official Scorer: Brent Belvin.

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