Bulls, Weber trample Tribe

Newcomer collects career-high five RBIs in 13-1 romp

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July 22, 2007 3:01 PM

Jon Weber drove in a career-high five runs and Jae Seo tossed eight scoreless innings Sunday as the Durham Bulls cruised past the Indianapolis Indians, 13-1, at Victory Field.

Playing his fourth game for the Bulls, Weber drilled a three-run homer in the first inning and lined a two-run double during an eight-run second. He went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, falling a triple shy of the cycle.

The 29-year-old left fielder started the season with Class A Advanced Bakersfield, where he batted .356 with five homers and 25 RBIs in 37 games. He had a five-RBI game in July 2001 with Canton of the independent Frontier League.

Michel Hernandez, Elliot Johnson and Brent Butler each drove in two runs for Durham (54-47).

Seo (5-1) won his fourth straight decision, limiting the Indians to five hits and striking out seven in his longest outing of the season. The 30-year-old right-hander has allowed only two runs on 20 hits over 27 1/3 innings in his last four starts to lower his ERA to 2.79.

Brian Bixler drove in the lone run for the Indians (50-50) with a forceout in the ninth against reliever Steve Andrade.

Indianapolis starter Runelvys Hernandez (0-6) was roughed up for 11 runs -- seven earned -- on eight hits and two walks with a strikeout in 1 1/3 innings.

Marissa Rega is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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