NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, CFL stats



Bulls Best Knights 6-2, Magic Number Down to One

September 27, 2022 - International League (IL) - Durham Bulls News Release


CHARLOTTE, NC - Bulls second baseman Xavier Edwards and right fielder Ruben Cardenas each drove in two runs as part of a five-run sixth inning, while catcher Rene Pinto clubbed two hits, including a home run, and drove in two runs of his own in Durham's 6-2 victory over the Charlotte Knights on Monday evening at Truist Field. The victory along with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's twinbill split with Buffalo narrows Durham's magic number to clinch the International League East Division down to one with two games to play.

After the Knights struck first with a single tally in the fourth, the Bulls bashed back with a five-spot in the sixth. Pinto evened the contest with an RBI single, before Edwards' two-run double to left-center put Durham ahead, with Cardenas then increasing the advantage to four with a two-run single to left to cap the big inning. Pinto would later go deep with an opposite field solo shot in the seventh to make it a five-run margin before the Knights got a run back in the eighth.

Pinto (2-4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB) reached base four times, including two knocks, to lead Bulls batters. Charlotte CF Oscar Colas (4-5, 2B) collected a game-high four knocks.

Durham southpaw Angel Perdomo (2.0 IP, H, BB, 4 SO) earned the victory in support of starter Kevin Herget (4.0 IP, 8 H, R, ER, BB, 3 SO). Knights lefty Anderson Severino (0.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB) suffered the defeat.

The Bulls continue their final series of the season in Charlotte on Tuesday evening, with first pitch scheduled for 6:05pm. Starting pitchers for both teams have not yet been determined.

Durham begins their 2023 season at home on Friday, March 31 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park to start a three-game set versus Norfolk. Season ticket packages, including 919 Club Memberships and Mini Plans are now available, and can be purchased by contacting the Durham Bulls Ticket Department at 919-956-BULL.


• Discuss this story on the International League message board...

International League Stories from September 27, 2022


The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.

OurSports Central