Durham 4, Scranton 0. Four pitchers combined to 4-hit Scranton, led by J. P. Howell (2-2) and finished off by Seth McClung. Howell had his best start since being acquired in a trade for Joey Gathright. The 2005 first round pick pitched 5 innings, giving up 4 hits and 3 walks, while striking out 7. In 5 starts, he now has a 2.36 ERA. McClung just keeps mowing down the opposing hitters. In the 9th inning, he faced four batters. He gave up 1 hit and struck out 3. Since being sent back to Durham to become a relief pitcher, McClung has pitched 11.2 innings, surrendering 9 hits, 1 walk and 20 strikeouts. Not bad. Ben Zobrist another recent acquisition, went 2-4 and is now 6-18 (.333) in his first 5 games with Durham.



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