Brad Miller bats during the Durham Bulls victory over the Charlotte Knights in July. Grace Turner
Brad Miller bats during the Durham Bulls victory over the Charlotte Knights in July. Grace Turner

Durham Bulls

The Durham Bulls have one more game — a winner-takes-all shot at a national title

By Jonas Pope IV

jpope@heraldsun.com

September 19, 2017 11:54 AM

The Durham Bulls won their fifth Governors’ Cup on Friday, and tonight they’ll play for the Triple-A National Championship.

The Bulls will face the Memphis Redbirds in a one-game, winner-takes-all contest for the title.

Left-handed pitcher Ryan Yarbrough (13-6) is scheduled to start for Durham. He’s 2-0 in series openers this postseason. Dakota Hudson, the St. Louis Cardinals’ 2016 first-round pick, will start for the Redbirds.

Durham defeated Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 3 games to 1 in the International League championship series. Durham last won a Triple-A National Championship in 2009, defeating Memphis 5-4 in extra innings. The Redbirds captured the Pacific Coast League title after defeating El Paso 3-1 Sunday night.

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Memphis is the Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Jonas Pope IV: 919-419-7001, @JEPopeIV

Durham Bulls vs. Memphis Redbirds

What: Triple-A National Championship Game

When: 7 p.m., Tuesday

Where: PNC Field, Moosic, Penn.

Stream: NBC Sports Network, MiLB.tv