Red-hot Bell powers Norfolk
Bell, who finished 3-for-4 with two RBI and two walks, has now homered in three straight Triple-A contests and has hit safely in 14 of his last 17 games. The walk-off blast by Bell was the first for Norfolk since Chris Roberson hit a 10th inning home run in a 4-3 win vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on June 17, 2008.
Bell is batting .274 on the season, but has hit to a .359 average over his last 10 games with five homers and 11 RBIs.
Starter Troy Patton yielded two runs on six hits and four walks in 6 2/3 innings. Patton struck out five while throwing 64 of his 101 pitches for strikes.