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The Durham Bulls will take on the Duke Blue Devils in the Battle in the Bull City 2 on April 2 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The 6:05 p.m. exhibition contest, presented by Groupon, will be the first chance to catch the 2019 Bulls roster before they open their season on the road against Charlotte on April 4. The game will also be the debut of the stadium's Afforda-BULL Eats menu, featuring $2 Bright Leaf hot dogs and Pepsi products, $3 nachos and cheese, $4 sausages and chips, and $5 burgers, chicken tenders and select beers.

The matchup is the second between the two DBAP tenants, as the Bulls edged a 2-1 victory over the Blue Devils on April 4, 2017. Later that season Durham would go on to win its first of two straight Governors' Cup titles, while Duke has earned an NCAA Tournament berth in two of the last three seasons. Each team will use wood bats in the nine-inning contest.