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Durham Bulls defeat Norfolk Tides, 3-1, snapping Tides’ winning streak at four

Chris Graham

The Norfolk Tides (74-48) fell to the Durham Bulls (69-54), 3-1, on Thursday at Harbor Park.

The Tides, the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, snapped their five-game winning streak with the loss.

Durham, the Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, struck first in the second inning with two runs crossing. With the bases loaded, Ruben Cardenas knocked a two-out two-run single to take the early 2-0 lead.

The Tides were able to answer in the bottom-half of the inning when Kyle Stowers blasted a solo home run. It was the 12th of the season for him to cut the Bulls lead to 2-1.

The Bulls added one more run in the fifth when Durham scored on an error. That finalized a 3-1 victory for them after the Bulls bullpen shut it down.

Game 4 of the series is set for tomorrow, with first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m. Scheduled to take the hill for the Tides is LHP John Means (MLB Rehab) while RHP Anthony Molina (1-1, 3.93) is expected to start for the Bulls.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham, the king of "fringe media," is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].