The International League champs head into the playoffs with a win in the season finale.
With the playoffs set to begin on Wednesday, the Durham Bulls lost twice on Sunday. But the turned a triple play and set a new single-season attendance record along the way.
Light failure caused Saturday night's game in Norfolk to be suspended. Bulls and Tides will complete that game today at 3:30 p.m. at DBAP before playing reglarly-scheduled nine-inning game.
Vince Belnome doubled in two runs in the first of the nightcap to lead the Durham Bulls to a doubleheader sweep over Norfolk on Friday night at Harbor Park.
Mikie Mahtook slugged two homers for the first time in his career to lead the South Division champion Durham Bulls past the Norfolk Tides 5-3 at Harbor Park on Thursday night.
In their final regular season matchup, the South Division champion Durham Bulls were clubbed by the Gwinnett Braves 8-1 at Coolray Field on Wednesday night.
One night after clinching the South Division, the Durham Bulls fell quietly to the last place Gwinnett Braves 7-1 on Tuesday night at Coolray Field.
The reigning Governors’ Cup champions earned their seventh division title in the last eight years.
Lee's two-run triple keys Durham's 5-3 lead that shrinks magic number to 1
Bulls blow four-run lead, fall to Gwinnett in 10 .. Norfolk loss drops Bulls' magic number to win International League South to three. ... Includes box score, play-by-play breakdown and link to International League standings ...
The first-place Durham Bulls eliminated two International League South division foes with a 5-2 win over Gwinnett at Durham Bulls Athletic Park Friday, taking a big step toward wrapping up their seventh division title in eight years. ... Updated with Saturday's Braves-Bulls pre-game notes ...
Norfolk Tides righthander Mike Wright came up one out short of no-hitting the Durham Bulls at the DBAP Thursday night. Durham's Mikie Mahtook broke up the no-no with a two-out RBI double in the bottom of the ninth after Tides' shortstop Alexi Castilla's throwing error on Cole Figueroa's grounder kept the Bulls alive. Norfolk won 5-2. .. Updated with Friday, Aug. 22 Braves-Bulls game notes ...
Cole Figueroa's leadoff triple in the bottom of the ninth inning of a 2-2 game againt Norfolk Wednesday night set the table for red-hot Mike Fontenot whose walk-off one-out RBI single gave the Bulls a 3-2 victory and cut the Bulls magic number for clinching the International League South title to six over the second-place Tides. ... Updated with Thursday's Tides-Bulls game notes ... Parent Tampa Bay Rays option Bulls' favorite Vince Belnome back to Durham ... RHP Jake Thompson put on Bulls' inactive list.
The Governors’ Cup Champion Durham Bulls on Wednesday announced their home schedule for the 2015 International League season.