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Reimold's three RBI not enough in loss04/11/2009 8:00 PM ET
Nolan Reimold homered and drove in three, but Durham pounded out 14 hits en route to an 8-4 win over the Tides Saturday night.
Reimold clubbed a two-run homer off of Durham starter David Price in the second inning and added an RBI single in the fifth frame. The 25-year-old, who is in his first season at the Triple-A level, has now homered in each of Norfolk's first two games and has driven in four of the Tides' five runs scored this season.
Tides outfielder Lou Montanez collected three hits in the contest, while second baseman Donnie Murphy had two hits, one of which was a solo homer in the eighth inning.
Norfolk starter Chris Waters (0-1) took the loss as he yielded four runs on six hits in 3.1 innings of work. Waters tossed 73 pitches in the outing and issued three walks while striking out one.
Price, who is the top ranked pitching prospect in baseball according to Baseball America, did not factor in the decision for the Bulls. The 23-year-old southpaw surrendered two runs on four hits while striking out four in 3.2 innings of work before Dewon Day (1-0) came on in relief to pick up the win.
The Tides (0-2) will conclude their season opening series with Durham on Sunday night, as David Hernandez takes the hill for Norfolk against Bulls right-hander Wade Davis. First pitch is scheduled for 5:05.
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