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Long ball ?lifts Bulls ?over Herd

DURHAM, N.C. — The Durham Bulls scored three runs before the Bisons recorded an out Saturday night and never looked back, going on to win, 11-5, on the power of four home runs.

The Bisons scored all their runs over the final three innings after Durham had built an 11-0 lead through six. Josh Satin, Fred Lewis, Brad Emaus and Raul Reyes each had two hits for the Herd, who have lost four in a row and nine of their last 10 games to fall to .500 on the season (38-38). The same teams meet today (5 p.m., Radio 1520).

Durham's Jeff Salazar led off the bottom of the first with a home run off Bisons pitcher Collin McHugh, who gave up four hits (three homers) in five innings of work and walked one. Stephen Vogt followed with an 0-2 single into center before Henry Wrigley smashed a drive to left-center for a two-run home run.

Durham added three more in the third, as a walk and an error put two runners on base for Brandon Allen, who drove them all in with a home run.

Jenrry Mejia came on to pitch in the sixth for the Bisons but didn't fare any better, giving up a leadoff home run to Allen, his second of the night. Mejia gave up four hits over one-third of an inning and was charged with three earned runs.

Later in the inning, Salazar hit a two-run double off the top of the wall off reliever Elvin Ramirez.

Former Bison Jesus Feliciano reached on an error during an 0-for-4 night.