(milb.com) - The Bisons had just three hits and Durham scored five runs in the fifth inning to win its third-straight game against Buffalo, 10-2 Monday night.
Buffalo's pitching staff allowed a combined 16 hits in the game. The Bisons have allowed the fourth-most hits in the International League this season.
In the eighth inning the Bisons were up 2-1. But, then Mike Fontenot doubled to right to lead off the inning for the Bulls.
Two batters later Juan Apodaca tripled to center to score Fontenot and Rich Thompson then singled to right, scoring Apocada and Jason Bourgeois singled to put runners on the corners. Vince Belnome followed that up with a double to left field, scoring in two more runs and the Bulls were up 6-2 in the blink of an eye.
Bisons shortstop Ryan Goins tied the game at one in the third inning with an inside-the-park home run to center field. It was the first inside the park home run of the season for the Bisons and the second home run for Goins.
Bisons starter Claudio Vargas made his team-leading 10th start of the season.
The right-hander threw 4.1 innings and allowed 10 hits and six earned runs, while striking out four.
Mickey Storey improved from his last appearance on the mound. He struck out four hitters, while allowing just one hit in 2.2 innings for the Herd.
In his last outing against Indianapolis, Storey lasted just two outs while allowing two hits, three earned runs and walked one.
Moises Sierra stayed hot at the plate for the Bisons, going 1-for-3 with a walk. He is now 3-for-11 with five RBI's and one home run in the series.
The Bulls added some insurance runs in the eighth. Leslie Anderson led off with a single and Shelley Duncan homered to left, his second of the season, to put the Bulls up 8-2 late.
With two outs, Bourgeois hit a double to right field scoring two runs and putting the Bulls up by eight, 10-2.