The battle for the International League championship comes down to two franchises familiar with the prize — the Governor’s Cup. The Pawtucket Red Sox, the 2012 league champions, face the Durham Bulls, who are aiming for their fourth Governor’s Cup win in the past 12 seasons, in a best-of-five series that begins today at Durham Bulls Athletic Park (7:05 p.m., Time Warner Cable 151, Me-TV 50.2).
Durham third baseman Cole Figueroa had a feeling the final out was going to come his way. That was just fine with him.
The Durham Bulls put the Indianapolis Indians on the brink of elimination with a 6-5 win Thursday night in the second game of their best-of-five Governors’ Cup Playoff semifinals at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. J.D. Martin cruised early before the International League South champs had to survive a late scare in the ninth to take a 2-0 lead in the series.
RBI singles by Tim Beckham and Vince Belnome in the bottom of the eighth snap 0-0 tie in Governor's Cup playoff opener between IL-South champion Durham and IL-West champ Indianapolis. Kirby Yates survives shaky ninth, loading bases before getting game-ending out in 2-0 win to pick up save. Game 2 of best of five series is tonight at 7:05 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
The International League playoffs are back at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. After the Durham Bulls missed the postseason a year ago in what’s become a rare occurrence, the team won the International League South Division for the sixth time in the past seven seasons this summer.
By now, watching Charlie Montoyo pilot the Durham Bulls into the International League playoffs surprises no one. The Bulls, who face Indianapolis today (7:05 p.m.) at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in game one of a best-of-five league semifinal series, are in the postseason as the IL South Division champions for the sixth time in the last seven seasons.
Jason Bourgeois singled home Kevin Kiermaier with the only run of the game in the 10th inning to lift the Durham Bulls past the Norfolk Tides 1-0 Monday at Harbor Park.
Norfolk relief ace Jairo Asencio stranded the potential tying run at third base in the top of the ninth as the Tides downed Durham 3-2 in the rain-delayed third game of a four-game set at Harbor Park.
The Durham Bulls scheduled 6:05 p.m. game Sunday at the Norfolk Tides was delayed about two hours by rain. It began at around 8 p.m.
After allowing two hits through five innings, Mike Montgomery allowed five runs in the sixth as the Gwinnett Braves defeated the Durham Bulls 5-1 Friday night at Coolray Field.
Cole Figueroa tripled in three runs in the seventh to break a 4-4 tie leading the Durham Bulls past Gwinnett 7-6 at Coolray Field Thursday night.
J.D. Martin worked into the eighth inning en route to his record-setting 16th victory, leading the Durham Bulls past the Gwinnett Braves 5-1 at Coolray Field on Wednesday night.
The Durham Bulls struggled at the plate in Monday night's loss to the Charlotte Knights.
That wasn't an issue in their regular-season home finale, as the Bulls pounded out nine extra-base hits in a 13-6 victory over the Knights on Tuesday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
Almost a week after clinching the International League South Division title, the Durham Bulls continue to rake in the honors for their season of success. J.D. Martin was named the IL's starting pitcher of the year, Charlie Montoyo is the league's top manager and Vince Belnome was named to the postseason All-Star team in an announcement Tuesday.
On a night when the Durham Bulls struggled on the mound early, at the plate and in the field, they still had a chance to pull out a victory Monday night when they stranded two runners in the bottom of the ninth at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Instead, the Charlotte Knights cashed in on a two-out error by Durham shortstop Tim Beckham for a two-run rally and a 4-3 victory in International League action.