Pawtucket, RI --- Jason Bourgeois had three hits and drove in a ninth inning insurance run as the Durham Bulls defeated the Pawtucket Red Sox 4-1 on Saturday afternoon.
After striking for three runs in the first inning, the Bulls' (19-10) offense went dormant until the ninth when Bourgeois stroked a two-out single to left to score Craig Albernaz from third base for a 4-1 lead.
Josh Lueke (S, 6) worked a two-inning save, retiring the side in order in the ninth to seal the win. The Bulls are now 4-3 on their current road trip with one game remaining on Sunday.
JD Martin (W, 3-1) notched the victory, working six innings, permitting only a solo home run in the second inning to Brandon Snyder.
The Bulls turned two timely double plays in the sixth and eighth innings, each time with Ryan Lavarnway at the plate as the go-ahead run. In the sixth, Martin got Lavarnway to shoot a one-hopper to shortstop to begin the 6-4-3 double play. In the eighth, Lavarnway rolled a Lueke pitch over the mount toward second base, which Tim Beckham converted into a 4-3 double play to end the threat.
The Bulls had eight hits in the game, with Rich Thompson going 2-5 and Chris Gimenez collecting a single and a double. Thompson also threw out Snyder at the plate in the seventh inning.
Jake Odorizzi (2-0, 3.33) starts against Steven Wright (1-0, 1.93) Sunday afternoon at 1:05 PM ET.