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Baker, Bulls' pen sizzle in shutout of Indianapolis

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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.

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Matt Joyce homered while Omar Luna added two hits for the Bulls.

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.

Tuesday’s game
Bulls at Indianapolis, 7 p.m.

Heath Phillips (L, 6-5, 3.56) vs. Hayden Penn (R, 2-2, 4.61)

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