DANVILLE, Va. — It’s the worst 24-game record in the history of the Burlington Royals after their latest result.

The Danville Braves defeated Burlington 5-4 in Appalachian League baseball Friday night at Dan Daniel Memorial Park.

The Royals dropped to 4-20.

In 2008, the team won its 24th game to improve to 5-19. Burlington’s affiliation with the Kansas City Royals began with the 2007 season.

Danville broke an eighth-inning tie on Nicholas Vizcaino’s run-scoring single of Malcolm Van Buren (0-2).

Burlington’s three-run seventh pushed it to a 4-3 lead. Rafael Romero’s go-ahead single came after Hunter Strong’s game-tying two-run double.

But Danville scored an unearned run in the bottom of the inning on Andrew Moritz’s sacrifice fly.

The Royals couldn’t overcome four errors as Danville (14-9) completed a four-game series sweep.

Brett Langhorne’s RBI single in the bottom of the inning tied the score for the Braves. Danville’s Justin Dean and Rusber Estrada provided run-scoring singles in the third.

Burlington’s Brhet Bewley had an RBI groundout in the second to produce the game’s first run. Teammates Rhett Aplin and Eric Cole each finished with two hits.

 

International League

At Durham, Ryan Weber threw six shutout innings as the Durham Bulls defeated the Charlotte Knights 5-2 in front of a season-high crowd of 11,073 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

Weber (6-3), who hadn’t pitched in more than two weeks other than in a July 4 game for the Tampa Bay Rays, notched a victory in his fourth consecutive Bulls outing. It had been a month since he pitched in a home game. He struck out eight with one walk while allowing four hits.

Charlotte’s Matt Stoke broke up the shutout with a two-out, two-run single in the eighth off Austin Pruitt.

Justin Williams homered to lead off the second inning for the Bulls (52-38), while Willy Adames rapped an RBI double and Brandon Snyder drilled a run-scoring single in the third inning.

Nick Ciuffo drove a two-run double in the third.

Charlotte starter Spencer Adams (1-3) gave up five runs on eight hits in four innings. The Knights are 41-50.