Charlotte, NC --- Dayron Varona homered twice to lead Durham to a doubleheader split in Charlotte on Tuesday night.
After Charlotte (38-42) scored five runs in the fifth inning to claim the opener 5-4, Varona drilled two homers, part of a four-RBI game to lift the Bulls (35-45) to a 7-2 victory in the nightcap.
Eddie Gamboa (W, 3-2) notched the win with two perfect innings. Parker Markel, making his first start in nearly three years, pitched three scoreless innings.
Austin Pruitt (L, 6-5) registered his second consecutive complete game in the opener, working six innings of five-run ball to absorb the loss.
With the split, the Bulls remained three games behind first place Charlotte ahead of the series finale on Wednesday night at 7:05.