The Carolina Mudcats lost a nail-biter in the opener of their road series with the Huntsville Stars, losing 5-3 on Taylor Green’s two-run homer in the 13th inning.

Mudcats pitcher Travis Webb
  • Photo by Nikolaus © 2010 Carolina Mudcats
  • Mudcats pitcher Travis Webb

Meanwhile the Durham Bulls’ bid for their club-record 12th straight win came up far short as the host Pawtucket Red Sox walloped them 12-0.

The Bulls are back home on Thursday night against the Indianapolis Indians, while the Mudcats return home on Saturday against the Chattanooga Lookouts.

Huntsville 5, Mudcats 3
Drew Anderson homered and singled for a pair of RBI in Huntsville’s victory.

Lucas Luetge (2-2) was the winning pitcher, while Jerry Gil (3-6) took the loss.

Travis Webb had a quality start for the Mudcats, firing six shutout innings and allowing two hits with four walks and three strikeouts.

Sean Henry led the Mudcats at the plate with a double and a single for an RBI while Luis Terrero also doubled and singled.

Mudcats pitcher Matt Fairel has been placed on the disabled list with a sore shoulder, and James Avery was called up from Lynchburg to replace him and will start Tuesday.

Pawtucket 12, Bulls 0
Josh Reddick had a homer, two doubles and a single for five RBI to lead Pawtucket in the romp.

Robert Coello (3-5) was the winning pitcher with a quality start, going six innings and allowing just two hits while striking out nine against one walk. Brian Baker (7-2) took the loss.

Dioner Navarro led Durham with a pair of doubles.

Tuesday’s games
Bulls at Pawtucket, 12:05 p.m.

TBA vs. Adam Mills (L, 2-7, 4.47)

Mudcats at Huntsville, 7 p.m.

James Avery (0-0, 0.00) vs. Mark Rogers (R, 4-7, 3.39)