by Mike Potter
Richard De Los Santos went seven innings as the Durham Bulls blanked the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
And Scott Carroll went 6 1/3 in his first Double-A victory, as the Carolina Mudcats won for the first time in eight tries at Jacksonville this season.
The Bulls play the finale of their series at SWB on Thursday, while the Mudcats have two more at Jacksonville.
Bulls 4, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 0
De Los Santos didn't allow a runner past second base until the second inning, allowing just four hits in his stint in improving to 4-2. It was the Bulls’ fourth shutout of the season.
Dan Johnson was the hitting star for the Bulls, ripping a two-run homer and a double. The homer was his league-leading 15th of the season.
Desmond Jennings and Kelly Shoppach, who is with the Bulls on Major League rehab, each added a pair of hits in the Bulls’ 11-hit attack.
Dustin Moseley (2-3) took the loss.
Mudcats 4, Jacksonville 0
Jake Kahaulelio had three RBI for Carolina, giving him a team-best 29.
Carroll (1-1) struck out three in the victory while UNC alumnus Andrew Miller (0-2) took the loss for the Suns.
Sean Henry had the other RBI on a single.
Bulls at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 7:05 p.m.
Carlos Hernandez (L, 3-3, 3.00) vs. Tim Redding (R, 1-1, 4.25)
Mudcats at Jacksonville, 7:05 p.m.
Tom Cochran (L, 2-2, 3.12) vs. Alex Sanabia (R, 5-1, 1.81).