Bulls Falter In Road Trip Finale At Scranton, 11-4

Scranton Native McCarthy Collects Two Hits In Defeat

By Durham Bulls | June 23, 2019 4:27 PM

Moosic, PA --- The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders scored 10 unanswered runs to beat the Durham Bulls 11-4 and win the three-game series at PNC Field on Sunday afternoon.

Durham (46-29) took a 4-1 lead into the last of the fourth, but Logan Morrison connected off or reliever Aaron Slegers for a three-run homer to tie the game. The Rail Riders (44-29) went ahead 5-4 in the fifth on a single by Thairo Estrada, scoring Mike Ford from second base thanks to a fielding error by right fielder Joe McCarthy.

Scranton scored three more runs in the sixth, stringing five straight hits against Jake Faria and Vidal Nuno, then closed the game out with a three-run home run by Billy Burns in the eighth against Ryan Merritt.

The Rail Riders collected 15 hits in the series finale.

Durham took a 2-0 lead in the first against Chance Adams, who needed 35 pitches to escape the frame. After McCarthy singled and Kean Wong and Nate Lowe walked, Nick Solak legged out a fielder's choice force out to score McCarthy for a 1-0 lead. Michael Perez stroked a run-scoring single to right for a 2-0 lead.

After Scranton scored a run in the second on Logan Morrison's third homer in three days of the series, Durham pushed across two in the fourth. The Bulls connected four straight hits against Adams, with Andrew Velazquez beating out an infield single, followed by singles by Dalton Kelly and Nathan Lukes to load the bases. McCarthy then hit a double into the right field corner that jumped over the wall to score two runs for a 4-1 lead. But the Bulls couldn't manage anything else off of Adams, who made 108 pitches in 4 2/3 innings before being relieved by David Sosebee (W, 2-0).

Faria (L, 4-2) was saddled with the loss, workinng 1 2/3 innings, permitting four hits and two runs (one earned).

Scranton native McCarthy finished the game with two hits and two runs batted in, going 4-8 in the series.

The Bulls return home with a 4 1/2 game lead in the South to take on second place Charlotte on Monday night at 7:05 PM ET at the DBAP.


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