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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Bulls clinch 5th IL title

Daniel Robertson had a huge game in the championship clincher

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With the International League championship in the books, Durham will set its sights on the Triple-A Championship. That one game championship will be played in Scranton on Sept. 16 against either Memphis (St. Louis) or El Paso (San Diego).

Triple-A Durham Bulls (6-2)

Durham won its fifth International League championship by hanging on for a 6-4 win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. After falling behind 1-0, the Bulls stormed back for three runs in the fourth on a Daniel Robertson single. In the sixth, Robertson’s two-run homer gave the Bulls just enough insurance.

Burch Smith allowed a run and struck out four in 4 23 innings, and it took five relievers to finish the game. Diego Castillo allowed an inherited runner to score in the eighth on an error, but he recorded a 1-2-3 ninth and struck out the final two batters of the game.

SS Willy Adames: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K
1B Jake Bauers: 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 K
OF Justin Williams: 0-for-2, 2 BB, 2 K
OF Johnny Field: 0-for-5
2B Kean Wong: 3-for-5, 1 R, 2 2B
3B Daniel Robertson: 3-for-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB

LHP Jonny Venters: two-thirds IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
RHP Burch Smith: 4 23 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
RHP Hunter Wood: one-third IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (44-32)

Hudson Valley’s season is over.

The preceding stories were not generated by the Associated Press computer using data from, and in cooperation with, MLBAM.


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