Bulls Overwhelm Bats For 2nd Straight Win, 8-3

June 2, 2012 5:53 PM

Louisville, KY --- The Durham Bulls assailed the Louisville pitching staff with 13 hits, most in nearly a month, to defeat the Bats 8-3 on Saturday night.

The Bulls (25-32) broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth by sending 10 hitters to the plate, scoring six runs to assume an 8-2 lead. Matt Mangini's single to left with the bases loaded cracked the tie, then after a pitching change, Cole Figueroa doubled past first base to drive in two runs for a 5-2 lead. Jeff Salazar blooped a double inside the right field line to drive in a run, then Stephen Vogt doubled in two more to cap Durham's six-run frame.

Vogt led the Bulls with a solo homer and three RBI, drilling a solo shot in the first inning. Leslie Anderson clubbed his sixth homer since early May to tie the game 2-2 in the third.

Mangini had three hits, all to left field, then made a diving stop at third base in the sixth inning to prevent two runs from scoring.

Romulo Sanchez (W, 2-1) earned the win, pitching a perfect seventh and eighth innings. The Bulls relief corps retired the final 12 hitters of the game.

Jim Paduch worked four innings, allowing seven hits and two runs in his start.

The Bulls, now 5-1 head to head against the Bats, are 5-3 on their current 10-game road trip, and send Chris Archer to the hill Sunday afternoon at 2:05 PM ET at Louisville Slugger Field.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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