Rochester, NY - Juan Miranda hit his first homer of the season to break a scoreless game in the seventh inning to lead the Durham Bulls to a 1-0 victory over the Empire State Yankees at Frontier Field.
Miranda drilled the first pitch from former Tar Heel Adam Warren (L, 2-2) against the right-centerfield scoreboard, then the Bulls (15-24) held off the Yankees (18-18), who stranded 13 baserunners.
The Bulls won consecutive road games for the first time this season, and took three of four in the series.
Alex Cobb worked five scoreless innings, fanning eight, and worked out of a first and third, none out jam in the second inning thanks to two strikeouts and a grounder. Cobb stranded the bases loaded in the fifth after a pair of walks and an error.
Jhonny Nunez (W, 1-1) earned the victory for the Bulls, working 1 2/3 innings. In the seventh, Nunez, Alex Torres and Dane DeLaRosa (S, 5) combined to escape another jam. DeLaRosa fanned the final out of the seventh, then worked the next two innings to earn his fifth save of the season. The Bulls pitching staff combined on a four-hit shutout.
Miranda led the Bulls with two of their four hits.
The Bulls return home on Tuesday night to begin a 10-game homestand with the Pawtucket Red Sox. Matt Torra (2-4) opposes Brandon Duckworth (4-0) at 7:05 PM ET.