PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- The Durham Bulls evened the best-of-five Governors' Cup finals at one game apiece with a 4-3 win over the Pawtucket Red Sox in 11 innings Wednesday at McCoy Stadium.
In his second Triple-A game, Rusney Castillo went 1-for-4 and scored a run. In eight minor league games since he signed with the Red Sox as an international free agent on Aug. 23, he's 8-for-27 with 3 RBIs, five runs scored and two strikeouts.
On the mound for the PawSox, left-hander Brian Johnson made his Triple-A debut. He worked six innings and allowed two runs on four hits, with three walks and seven strikeouts. He tossed 95 pitches, 58 of them strikes.
The former first-round pick (31st overall) in the 2012 draft, Johnson went 10-2 with a 1.75 ERA in 20 starts this season for Double-A Portland. He also struck out 99 batters in 118 innings for the Sea Dogs.
On Wednesday, Castillo singled in his first at-bat of the game. He hit the first pitch he saw from Durham starter Alex Colome. Castillo later scored Pawtucket's first run of the game on an infield groundout by Ryan Lavarnway.
In the bottom of the second inning, Castillo drew a walk. He then hit into a fielder's choice in the fourth inning before grounding out to short in the seventh.
With one out and the game tied 3-3 in the bottom of the ninth inning, the winning run stood 90 feet away when Castillo swung at the first pitch and popped out to shallow right field.
When the game went into extra innings, Castillo was removed.
Game 3 of this series will be played Thursday night in Durham. Castillo will likely have the night off, but if he's in the lineup, it will probably be as the DH.