Jason Cromer allowed two runs in six innings and Justin Ruggiano was 3-for-4 in Durham's 4-2 win over Louisville in Game 3 of an International League semifinal playoff series. The Bulls can advance to the championship series with a win Saturday at Louisville.
The Charlotte Stone Crabs were rained out in the first game of the Florida State League championship series. Game 1 will be Saturday at Tampa and Game 2 on Sunday at Tampa. The Crabs host Game 3 and any further games, starting Sunday.