Joe Dillon, Matt Joyce and Sean Rodriguez had two RBIs each in Durham's playoff-opening 8-4 victory over Louisville tonight. Game 2 is Thursday.
Jeremy Hellickson didn't factor in the decision, allowing three hits, three walks and three runs, including two home runs, in 5 2/3 innings. The Bulls took the lead with a five-run sixth.
Hellickson did, however, total 12 strikeouts. He has whiffed 53 in his last five starts, covering 32 2/3 innings.