J.J. Furmaniak made the best of his national TV time on Monday afternoon.
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- Bulls infielder J.J. Furmaniak
In what was said to be the first high-definition national telecast of a minor-league regular-season game, the Durham
Bulls’ shortstop knocked in all of his team’s runs including a two-run walk-off double with one out in the ninth as the Bulls escaped with a hot 3-2 win over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
Pinch-hitter Jose Lobaton and Desmond Jennings singled in the ninth to set up Furmaniak’s game-winning hit and drop the loss on Ryan Vogelsong (2-5).
Darin Downs was the winner in his Triple-A debut, taking over after a 7 1/3-inning quality start from Richard De Los Santos.
Melvin Dorta led the Iron Pigs, which lost the series 3 games to 1, with three hits including an RBI double.
The Bulls continue their long homestand at Durham Bulls Athletic Park with the opener of a four-game series with the Louisville Bats on Tuesday night.
Louisville at Bulls, 7:05
Edinson Volquez (R, 1-0, 1.80) vs. Aneury Rodriguez (R, 3-5, 4.01)