Farmer, Mud Hens Stymie Bulls, 4-1

Toledo Takes Series Opener; Durham Falls To 1-3 On Trip

By Durham Bulls | June 29, 2015 9:31 PM

Toledo, OH --- Buck Farmer allowed one run over seven innings to lead Toledo past Durham 4-1 on Monday night at Fifth Third Field.

Farmer (W, 7-2) allowed seven hits and no walks, fanning eight in picking up his staff-leading seventh win of the year.

Steven Moya homered twice for Toledo (34-43), taking out losing pitcher Everett Teaford (L, 4-6) to right field in the fourth, then former Mud Hens pitcher Andy Oliver to left-center in the seventh.

Former Bulls infielder Alexi Casilla, who was traded by the Rays to the Tigers earlier in the day, switched clubhouses and started a two-run rally in the third against the Bulls (41-37). Casilla singled, took third on a double by Corey Jones, then scored on a grounder by Alex Avila. Xavier Avery followed with an RBI-single for a 2-0 lead.

After a Mikie Mahtook RBI-single in the sixth got the Bulls on the board, centerfielder Xavier Avery denied a Durham rally thanks to a diving catch in right-center to rob Boog Powell of an extra base hit and RBI. 

From there, the Toledo bullpen put the game away with Guido Knudson and Jeff Ferrell (S, 1) working the final two innings.

Tim Beckham went 2-4 with a double, run and a steal in his Durham debut in 2015.

The series continues Tuesday night with Dylan Floro (7-6, 4.53) opposing Toledo's Thad Weber (5-3, 3.61) at 7:00 PM ET.

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

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