Dan Johnson had two hits and an RBI for the Durham Bulls, leading them to a 3-2 road decision over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs that was their seventh straight victory.
Joe Dillon was the only other Bull with two hits, while Elliot Johnson doubled.
The Bulls won despite solo homers from Andy Tracy and Melvin Dorta, each of whom finished with two hits.
Game 3 of the four-game set is Thursday morning.
Bulls at Lehigh Valley, 11:05 a.m.
Jeremy Hellickson (R, 12-3, 2.51) vs. Brian Mazone (L, 5-11, 3.97)