Mujica Leads Bulls To Fourth Straight, 4-2

Durham Storms To South Division Lead As April Ends

By Durham Bulls | April 30, 2018 9:27 PM

Norfolk, VA --- Jose Mujica worked his longest Triple-A start, working seven innings to lead the Durham Bulls to a 4-2 win over the Norfolk Tides and into first place in the South Division.

Mujica (W, 3-1) won his third straight decision, pitching through seven innings, fanning five. Adam Kolarek (S, 1) retired the final six hitters for a two-inning save, his first of the season.

Durham has won four straight, seven of eight and moved from last to first over the final nine days of April.

Adam Moore singled home two runs in the second inning to give Durham (12-10) a 2-0 lead. Moore's grounder into left field scored Joe McCarthy and Justin Williams.

After the Tides (11-10) tied the game on a Michael Saunders double to left-center in the third, Durham nosed ahead in the sixth. Brandon Snyder singled with two outs, then scored on double against the right field wall from Williams for a 3-2 lead.

In the seventh, Andrew Velazquez single handedly tacked on an insurance run. Velazquez ripped a double past third base with one out, but with two outs and two strikes on Willy Adames, Velazquez broke for third. Reliever Joely Rodriguez threw toward third base, but wildly against the wall allowing Velazquez to score for a 4-2 lead.

The series continues on Tuesday night with Vidal Nuno (1-1, 4.05) opposing Norfolk's right-hander Tim Melville (2-0, 1.65) at 6:35 PM ET.

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