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Memphis Douses Durham in Extras, 6-2

May 22, 2024 - International League (IL)
Durham Bulls News Release

Durham, NC - Jose Fermin hit a three-run home run in the 10 th inning to lead Memphis past Durham 6-2 on Wednesday night at the DBAP.

Fermin, who drove in Memphis' first run of the game with a sacrifice fly in the third inning, connected for his blast against Durham reliever Trevor Brigden with one out to boost the Redbirds' lead to 6-2.

Trailing 1-0 in the fifth, Curtis Mead and Ruben Cardenas each homered against Memphis (25-22) starter Zack Thompson to give Durham (19-28) a 2-1 advantage. Luken Baker, the reigning IL MVP, tied the game in the sixth with a deep home run to centerfield.

Shane Baz, working his fourth start of a major league rehab for Tampa Bay, threw his longest outing for Durham. Baz covered four-plus innings, permitting just one run on three hits. Another Rays pitcher on a rehab assignment, Chris Devenski tossed three innings of one-run ball, fanning three.

The Bulls continue their six-game series against Memphis at 6:35 PM ET on Thursday. Joe Rock (1-2, 4.25) is expected to start against Michael McGreevy (2-4, 5.84)

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