Affiliate: Tampa Bay Rays
Result: 77-43 regular season, Triple-A Final Stretch Champs
Winning the Triple-A East regular season title as well the Final Stretch, the Bulls were unquestionably the best team at the Minors' highest level. Durham finished four games ahead of Tacoma in the Triple-A standings and won its first nine games to clinch the Final Stretch's best record before even playing the 10th and final game. After allowing 3.8 runs per game during the regular season, the Bulls' pitching staff went into lockdown mode during the Final Stretch, allowing 14 runs during the 10-game span, including three shutouts.