The Durham Bulls beat the Louisville Bats 4-2 Sunday evening at Durham Bulls Athletic Park to win the best-of-five Governors’ Cup playoff series 3-2 and end Louisville’s remarkable season.
The Louisville Bats bombed the Indianapolis Indians 16-6 at Victory Field on Friday night to pull within a half-game of Columbus in the International League West with three games remaining in the regular season. The Bats lead Syracuse by three games in the IL wildcard standings and can clinch a playoff spot with a Saturday victory, or a loss by the Chiefs. Michael Griffin, left, went 4-for-5 with four RBIs and four runs scored to lead Louisville at the plate.
Louisville left-hander Ben Jukich, left, threw seven solid innings, giving up three hits while walking one and striking out seven over seven innings in the Bats' 8-3 win at Toledo on Wednesday night. The victory kept Louisville a half-game behind Columbus in the International League West, but gave them a four game lead over Syracuse in the IL wildcard race with five games to play.
A five-run seventh inning and some solid pitching propelled the Louisville Bats to an 8-0 win over the Toledo Mud Hens on Sunday afternoon at Louisville Slugger Field. The victory, coupled with one by Columbus, helped Louisville maintain its 1 1/2-game lead over the Clippers in the International League West standings. Jeremy Horst, left, notched his first Triple-A victory for the Bats.
The Louisville Bats out-hit host Columbus 12-8, but left 14 runners stranded on base in an 7-3 loss at Huntington Park as the Clippers completed a three-game sweep. Louisville went 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position.
The Louisville Bats completed a four-game sweep of the Norfolk Tides over the weekend, beating them 8-7 Friday, 5-2 Saturday and 8-7 Sunday to move within 2 1/2 games of International League West-leading Columbus.
Homer Bailey continued to show that he is ready to return to the parent Cincinnati Reds, giving up six hits while striking out nine over seven innings as Louisville beat Norfolk 6-0 Thursday night at Louisville Slugger Field. That helped Bailey extend his scoreless streak to 13 2/3 innings and tied the Bats for the International League lead in shutouts (12).
Jared Goedert's two-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning gave the Columbus Clippers a 9-8 come-from-behind victory over Louisville to end the Bats' 11-game winning streak.
Drew Sutton's RBI-single in the bottom of the 11th inning gave the Louisville Bats a 3-2 win - their 10th in a row - over International League West-leading Columbus on Sunday night at Louisville Slugger Field. Louisville's third walk-off win of the season moved the Bats within 6 1/2 games of the division-leading Clippers.
The Louisville Bats roughed up former closer Jon Adkins, now a relief pitcher for Charlotte, for four unearned runs in the seventh inning on their way to a 5-2 win over the Knights on Friday night at Louisville Slugger Field.
The Louisville Bats scored all of their runs via the sacrifice fly as they won for the sixth time in their last seven games - and for the 16th time in 21 games - to climb two games above .500 for the first time since they were 3-1.
The Louisville Bats hit a season-high five home runs, after hitting four Monday night, to beat host Charlotte 8-4 in a Tuesday matinee game. Michael Griffin, left, hit two homers as the Bats won for the 13th time in their last 17 games to get back to .500 for the first time since early in the season.
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