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Durham Bulls strand 17 in defeat at Gwinnett

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The Durham Bulls left an unlikely 17 runners on base Monday night, dropping a 7-2 road decision to the Gwinnett Braves.

Durham Bulls outfielder Desmond Jennings
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  • Durham Bulls outfielder Desmond Jennings
Gwinnett is in second place in the International League’s South Division, trailing the Bulls by 9 ½ games.

Joe Thurston led Gwinnett at the plate with a double and a single for three RBI.

Michael Dunn (2-0) was the winning pitcher, while Dale Thayer (0-1) gave up five runs in the eighth to take the loss.

Matt Joyce and J.J. Furmaniak each had three hits for the Bulls.

In other news involving the Bulls, outfielder Desmond Jennings was named IL batter of the week for games ending Sunday.

Tuesday’s game
Bulls at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m.

Heath Phillips (L, 6-4, 3.76) vs. Tim Gustafson (R, 5-4, 5.40)

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