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DURHAM, N.C. — The RailRiders must have been really glad to leave Durham Tuesday afternoon.

After a 13-inning marathon game on Monday night, the teams locked up Tuesday morning and it was another tough game for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre as Durham rallied for a 6-5 victory at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

SWB pulled out a 10-8 win on Monday night, but the RailRiders blew two leads before finally getting their only victory in the four-game series. Twice in the series, SWB lost games late, and in the other loss the team was no-hit for the first time in the 25-year history of the franchise.

Tuesday morning was another frustrating setback as the RailRiders overcame a 3-1 deficit after two innings to tie the game at 3-3 in the fifth when Ramon Flores hit his first home run of the season and Dean Anna laced a run-scoring single driving in Antoan Richardson, who hit his first longball of the campaign earlier in the game.

A Corban Joseph single in the sixth to score Ronnier Mustelier gave the RailRiders a 4-3 lead. But Durham has the best record in the International League for a reason.

The Bulls scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth against Chase Whitley (2-2). Mike Fontenot hit an RBI ground-rule double to tie the score at 4-4. Bobby Price then singled in the go-ahead run, while Fontenot later scored on a sacrifice bunt for the Bulls’ third run of the inning.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre got a run back in the ninth capitalizing on a leadoff triple by Jose Pirela. Flores and Richardson each walked with two outs as the tying run was in scoring position, but Anna struck out to end the game.

Shane Greene got the start for the RailRiders lasting the first three innings allowing three runs on six hits, while fanning three.

The RailRiders have a day off today before the eight-game road trip continues with a swing to Norfolk to begin a four-game set with the Tides starting on Thursday. Caleb Cotham (0-2, 5.17) will take the hill for SWB and will be opposed by Tides’ right-hander Mike Wright (0-0, 2.78).

Durham 6, RailRiders 5

RailRiders`AB`R`H`BI`2B`3B`HR


Flores`4`1`2`1`1`0`1


Richardson cf`3`2`1`1`0`0`1


Anna ss`54`0`1`1`0`0`0


Almonte lf`4`0`1`0`1`0`0


Canzler 3b`4`0`1`0`0`0`0


Sizemore 3b`0`0`0`0`0`0`0


Mustelier dh`4`1`2`0`1`0`0


Pirela 2b`3`1`0`0`1`0


Romine c`4`0`0`1`0`0`0


Joseph 1b`4`0`1`1`0`0`0


Totals`35`5`10`5`3`1`2


Durham`AB`R`H`BI`2B`3B`HR


Lee ss`4`0`0`0`0`0`0


Figueroa 3b`4`0`0`0`0`0`0


Christian cf`4`0`1`0`1`0`0


Belnome 1b`4`2`2`0`1`0`0


Sands rf`3`1`0`0`0`0`0


Fontenot dh`4`1`3`1`1`0`0


Price lf`4`1`1`1`0`0`0


Olmedo 2b`3`1`2`3`0`1`0


Rodriguez c`4`0`1`1`0`0`0


Totals“34`6`10`6`3`1`0


RailRiders`100`021`001`—`5


Durham`2030`000`03x`—`6


RailRiders`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO


Greene`3.1`6`3`3`0`3


Whitley (L, 2-2)`4`4`3`3`1`4


Cabral`0.2`0`0`0`0`0


Durham`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO


Andriese`6`9`4`4`1`6


Mathis (W, 2-0)`2`0`0`0`0`1


Yatews (S, 9)`1`1`1`1`2`2

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