LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Travis Demeritte crushed two home runs and Huascar Ynoa pitched 7.0 scoreless innings to lead the Gwinnett Stripers (51-38) to a 7-0 victory over the Durham Bulls (53-37) on Sunday afternoon at Coolray Field. The Stripers' 51 wins are the most ever by a Gwinnett club at the Triple-A All-Star Break.
Scoring Recap: Demeritte (17) launched a 418-foot three-run homer to left off Jalen Beeks to give Gwinnett a 3-0 advantage in the bottom of the first inning. In the third, Demeritte (18) hit his second homer, a 397-foot solo shot to left off Beeks for a 4-0 lead. Adam Duvall (26) made it 7-0 in the eighth with a 413-foot three-run blast to left-center off Hunter Wood.
Stripers Stats: Ynoa (W, 2-2) gave up two hits and struck out four over 7.0 innings in his longest outing of the season. Wes Parsons worked 2.0 scoreless innings out of the bullpen to finish a five-hit shutout. Offensively, Demeritte went 2-for-3 with two homers and four RBIs, and Duvall went 2-for-4 with three RBIs.
Bulls Stats: Beeks (L, 0-1) pitched 5.0 innings and yielded four runs on three hits. Emilio Bonifacio and Dalton Kelly each went 1-for-4.
Quote: "I have been missing some pitches and wanted to just relax and see the ball well," Demeritte said. "I wasn't thinking about it but I got a little momentum heading into the Home Run Derby."
Postgame Notes: Demeritte, a participant in the 2019 Triple-A Home Run Derby on July 8 in El Paso, Texas, posted his 11th career two-homer game and first at the Triple-A level. Duvall homered for the seventh time in his last 16 games and leads the International League in homers (26) and RBIs (72). Ynoa has not allowed a run in his last 8.1 innings. The shutout was the Stripers' fifth of the season.
Next Game (Thursday, July 11): Gwinnett at Charlotte, 7:04 p.m. at BB&T Ballpark. RHP Bryse Wilson (4-6, 3.79 ERA) for the Stripers vs. TBD for the Knights. Radio Broadcast: 6:50 p.m. on 97.7 and 93.5 FM "The Other Side of the River."
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