Indians Down Durham, 3-1

Bulls Fall From 1st Place For First Time Since June 6th

By Durham Bulls | July 21, 2019 4:32 PM

Indianapolis, IN --- Will Craig and JB Shuck hit solo homers to lead Indianapolis past Durham 3-1 on Sunday afternoon at Victory Field.

Craig, who entered the game in the second inning for injured first baseman Hunter Owen, hit a game-tying homer in the fifth against Bulls reliever Ricardo Pinto (L, 6-4). Shuck knocked out his third of the season to break the tie in the seventh. The Indians (50-49) added an insurance run in the eighth for a 3-1 lead.

Durham (59-42) assumed a 1-0 lead in the first, with leadoff hitter Lucius Fox manufacturing the run. Fox singled on the game's first pitch from Pittsburgh's top prospect Mitch Keller. Fox stole second base, then advanced to third on a wild pitch. Kevin Padlo hit a two-hopper to short to bring Fox home for the early lead.

The Bulls didn't have many opportunities against Keller or reliever Dovydas Neverauskas (W, 6-4), stranding six over the game, including four in scoring position. Durham went 0-10 with runners in scoring position.  

Dashenko Ricardo had a single and a double to pace the Bulls' offense.

With the defeat, the Bulls finished their week-long road trip 3-4 and fell out of first place in the South for the first time since June 6th. Gwinnett won its fifth consecutive game on Sunday to take a 1/2 game lead over the Bulls.

Jose De Leon worked three scoreless innings, fanning five in his Sunday start.

The Bulls return to the DBAP on Tuesday night to open a six-game homestand against the Pawtucket Red Sox at 7:05 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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