Leslie Anderson laced a single to center field to score Tim Beckham, and the Durham Bulls fought off the Clippers 6-5 in 10 innings last night at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
Anderson’s hit came with no outs after Vince Belnome walked and Shelley Duncan singled to left field off Scott Barnes (3-3). Beckham, who pinch-ran for Belnome, advanced to third before scoring on Anderson’s hit.
Trailing 5-2 in the seventh, the Clippers tied it on a two-run single by Tim Fedroff and a sacrifice fly by Nate Spears.
Clippers starter Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed five runs, seven hits and three walks through five-plus innings. He gave up home runs to Anderson and Duncan in the fourth and sixth innings, respectively.
Brian Price and Preston Guilmet each pitched two scoreless innings in relief before Barnes entered in the 10th.
The Clippers had only six hits in the game. No hitter had more than one.
They took a brief 2-1 lead in the fourth when Ezequiel Carrera drove in two with a bases-loaded single.
The Clippers open a series at Toledo tonight.