by Mike Potter
Brian Baker went five no-hit innings before Mike Ekstrom and R.J. Swindle finished up as the Durham Bulls won the opener of their road series with the Indianapolis Indians 2-0.
Baker, who was making a spot start in his first appearance in nine days, improved to 5-0 while Swindle picked up his first save. Jonathan Van Every, the first batter Ekstrom faced in the sixth, got the Indians’ hit.
Daniel McCutchen (4-5) took the loss.
Bulls at Indianapolis, 7 p.m.
Heath Phillips (L, 6-5, 3.56) vs. Hayden Penn (R, 2-2, 4.61)