Bulls Fall In 10 To Toledo, 7-6

Controversial Walk With Bases Loaded Sends Durham To Defeat

By Durham Bulls | June 29, 2019 11:40 PM

Toledo, OH --- Dawel Lugo drew a bases loaded walk with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift Toledo to a 7-6 win over Durham at Fifth Third Field on Saturday night.

Lugo was ruled to have checked his swing on the game's final pitch from Hoby Milner (L, 2-3). Durham appealed the call to first base umpire Skyler Shown, who signaled that Lugo did not offer at the pitch to send the Mud Hens (36-44) to a one-run victory. Earlier in the at-bat, Shown declined another appeal. As the game ended, Bulls manager Brady Williams contested the call with all three umpires as they left the field.

Durham (49-32) took a 6-5 lead in the top of the 10th on a two-out, two-strike single to left-center by Joe McCarthy to bring home Dalton Kelly, who had three of Durham's 11 hits.

The Bulls took a 4-0 lead in the second inning, collecting six hits against Toledo starter Drew VerHagen in the frame. Emilio Bonifacio tripled home the first two runs, then came home on Nathan Lukes' sacrifice fly. After McCarthy doubled, he scored on a single by Kean Wong.

Toledo scored once in the second against starter Ryan Merritt, then added two in the third and tied the game on a Jacob Robson home run in the fourth.

The Mud Hens went ahead in the seventh on a single by Willi Castro, only to have Durham tie the game in the eighth on a grounder to first that was misplayed by Pete Kozma for an error. Kelly scored from third to even the game 5-5.

The win was Toledo's first in five games against the Bulls.

The series concludes on Sunday at 4:05 PM ET with Arturo Reyes (6-2, 3.04) starting against Ryan Carpenter (2-5, 5.63).

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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