Durham silenced the Clippers' bats 4-1 behind a tremendous outing from righty Jake Odorizzi.
Early on in this game, Durham's Odorizzi and Columbus' Danny Salazar were flat dealing on the mound. Both right-handers combined for sixteen strikeouts through the first five innings of play. Salazar was lifted after five frame, totaling eleven strikeouts on the night.
The Bulls would finally breakthrough in the sixth inning. Kevin Kiermaier scored on an error by shortstop Juan Diaz and Jason Bourgeois plated a run with a single to left to give Durham a 2-0 edge.
The Clippers had a hard time against Odorizzi who held Columbus to two hits during seven shutout innings. The Bulls later tacked on two more runs in the eighth when Tim Beckham scored on a Ryan Roberts fielder's choice and on another Bourgeois RBI single.
Luis Hernandez drove home the only run of the game for Columbus in the bottom of the eighth on an RBI single to right. Unfortunately, that would be it for the Clippers as they were bested by the Bulls for the second straight game. Odorizzi (W, 8-4) was awarded the win. Bryan Price (L, 1-2) was hit with the loss for Columbus. Kirby Yates (S, 14) nailed down the save for Durham.
The Clippers will bring down the curtain on their four game series with Durham on a Sugardale Dime-a-Dog night on Monday evening. Columbus will have righty Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-6, 3.97) get the start on the mound. The Bulls will retaliate with lefty Mike Montgomery (5-4, 4.15). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM.