Falu, Louisville Down Durham, 8-6

Five-Run 2nd Keys Bats; Bulls 6-Game Winning Streak Snapped

By Durham Bulls | June 13, 2015 9:15 PM

Louisville, KY --- Irving Falu went 4-for-4 with a homer to lead the Louisville Bats past the Durham Bulls 8-6 on Saturday night.

Falu, who singled in his final two at-bats on Friday, singled three times and homered against Matt Buschmann (L, 6-5) in the second inning to help break Durham's season-high six-game winning streak.

Durham (37-27) assumed a 3-0 lead after 1 1/2 innings, but could not hold off the Bats (32-31). Allan Dykstra singled home a pair of runs in the first, while Mikie Mahtook doubled in Ryan Brett in the second for a 3-0 lead.

Buschmann permitted a season-high 11 hits and eight runs over 5 2/3 innings, yielding a pair of homers.

Trailing 8-4 in the ninth, Corey Brown drilled a homer to right to trim the deficit to 8-5. Mahtook singled with one out, with Richie Shaffer walking with two down to bring the tying run to the plate. Jumbo Diaz (S, 1) entered the game and promptly allowed an RBI-double to Vince Belnome as the game tightened up to 8-6. Hak-Ju Lee then lined out to centerfield to end the game.

Mahtook finished the game 3-4, while Dykstra drove in a season-high three runs.

The Bulls close out a four-game series against the Bats on Sunday night at 6:05 PM ET with Scott Diamond (6-2, 3.02) opposing Josh Smith (1-2, 3.51).

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

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