Bulls Walk off with 4-3 Extra-Inning Win over RailRiders
DURHAM, NC - Bulls second baseman Miles Mastrobuoni clubbed four hits, including a game-tying RBI triple in the tenth inning, while right fielder Luke Raley's walk-off run-scoring single gave Durham a 4-3 extra-inning victory over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Monday evening at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The victory extends Durham's lead in the International League East Division standings to four games.
Entering the last of the tenth down a run, Mastrobuoni mashed his triple into the right-center field gap to plate 3B Xavier Edwards and tie the game. Following an intentional walk to CF Josh Lowe, Raley came through on the first pitch by bouncing a single over a drawn-in infield to cue the celebration and give first-place Durham their fifth straight victory.
The Bulls struck first when LF Grant Witherspoon ripped a fourth-inning RBI double down the right field line for the 1-0 advantage. The RailRiders would answer with a single tally in the fifth before 1B Jim Haley smacked an RBI triple off the right-center field wall in the sixth to put Durham back ahead. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, however, would even the contest with a run in the seventh to force the extra frame.
Mastrobuoni (4-5, R, 3B, RBI) led all batters with four knocks, and has now recorded a hit in 18 of his last 19 contests. He also leads the International League in hits (141) and runs scored (83), while ranking third in total bases. Raley (2-4, R, RBI) also posted a multi-hit effort in the win.
Bulls reliever Javy Guerra (1.0 IP, 0 H, R, 0 ER, SO) earned the win in support of starter Easton McGee (3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, BB). RailRiders righty Jacob Barnes (0.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, ER, BB, SO) suffered the defeat.
Following an off day on Tuesday, the two teams are set to continue their six-game series on Wednesday evening, with first pitch slated for 6:35pm. Tampa Bay Rays RHP Tyler Glasnow is expected to start for Durham to begin an MLB Rehab Assignment, while Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's starting pitcher has not yet been announced.
Tickets for that game and all remaining 2022 home dates can be purchased at DurhamBulls.com/tickets.
• Discuss this story on the International League message board...
International League Stories from September 5, 2022
- Bulls Walk off with 4-3 Extra-Inning Win over RailRiders - Durham Bulls
- Volpe Continues Tear but RailRiders Fall in 10 - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
- IronPigs and Worcester Postponed Due to Rain - Lehigh Valley IronPigs
- 3rd Annual "Give Life Walk & Bike Ride" Is Saturday, September 24 at Delaware Park - Buffalo Bisons
- SWB RailRiders Game Notes - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
- Tides Blowout Lehigh Valley to Clinch Season Series - Norfolk Tides
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.
Other Recent Durham Bulls Stories
- Jonathan Aranda Named International League's Most Valuable Player
- Bulls Announce 2022 Fall Fan Fest
- Capitol Broadcasting Company Closes on Acquisition of Coastal Plain League
- 2023 ACC Baseball Championship Set for Durham Bulls Athletic Park
- Bulls Win Fourth Triple-A National Championship With 10-6 Win Over Aces