DURHAM, NC - The Bulls hit three home runs and Jaime Schultz had 12 strikeouts in five innings as Durham beat Indianapolis 6-1 in front of a sellout crowd of 10,074 on Sunday at the DBAP.
Schultz (2-1, 3.86) tied his career high with the 12 strikeouts, allowing three hits and two walks. Durham improved to 10-8 overall with the win.
Wilfredo Boscan (1-2, 2.65) took the loss for the Indians (8-7), with one earned run in four innings, five hits, two walks and five strikeouts.
The Bulls opened scoring in the third, when Daniel Robertson scored from first on Nick Franklin's double. Robertson had singled in the at-bat prior to Franklin's.
Richie Shaffer hit his first home run of the season in the fifth, a two-run shot that scored Robertson. Robertson had walked to lead off the inning and reached second when Franklin grounded out.
Shaffer started a rally when he homered again in the seventh. Kyle Roller homered in the next at-bat to make it a 5-1 lead for Durham. Dayron Varona singled, Pat Leonard doubled to move him to third, and Carlos Corporan singled to score Varona before Leonard was tagged out in a close play at the plate.
Shaffer finished 3 for 4 with three RBIs. Jake Goebbert went 2 for 4 for the Bulls against his former team.
The Bulls continue the three-game series with Indianapolis at 7:05 p.m. Monday at the DBAP. Tickets can be purchased at DurhamBulls.com, or by calling the Frontier Communications Ticket Office at 919-956-BULL.
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