The Louisville Bats swiped six bases, including three by Zack Cozart (left), on their way to a 6-5 win at Toledo on Monday night. The victory - Louisville's 16th in its last 17 games - pulled the Bats within two games of Columbus in the International League West.
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.
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.
Louisville Bats first baseman Yonder Alonso has been named the International League Batter of the Week. From July 26-Aug. 1 - when the Bats won six straight games - Alonso led the IL in batting average, hits and slugging percentage. He was also second on-base percentage and doubles.
The Louisville Bats set a franchise record with their 22nd victory in July on Saturday night with a 10-2 win over International League West-leading Columbus. In his second rehab start with the Bats, Homer Bailey, left, bettered local boys Marty Popham (Butler High School) and Jeremy Sowers (Ballard High School) as Louisville won its ninth game in a row.
The Louisville Bats won their season-high sixth straight game Wednesday night, beating Charlotte 7-5, to improve to 55-50 on the season. They now lead the race for the International League wildcard playoff spot.
A first-inning grand slam by Wladimir Balentien, left, got the Louisville Bats' offense going early, and it was just the beginning, as Louisville lambasted Charlotte 19-6 Tuesday night at Louisville Slugger Field. The Bats also seven runs in the fifth inning and six in the seventh on their way to their fifth straight win.
Louisville hit four home runs - giving the Bats an International League-best 110 this season - on its way to a win at Charlotte. The Bats hit 13 home runs in their four-game series against the Knights. IL All-Star Chris Valaika, left, led Louisville's 13-hit attack, going 3-for-5.
The Charlotte Knights limited the Louisville Bats, who had 26 hits in their previous two games, to only four hits Wednesday night in a 2-1 win at Knights Stadium as the Bats fell back below .500 for the season.
Thirteen proved to be a lucky number for the Louisville Bats on Sunday night as Sam LeCure struck out 13 and Zack Cozart hit his 13th home run of the season - which ultimately was the difference - as they won for the 11th time in their last 15 games.
The Toledo Mud Hens scored four runs in the third inning, three in the sixth and two in the eighth to beat the Louisville Bats and starting pitcher Jesus Delgado on Thursday night at Louisville Slugger Field.
The Louisville Bats swept a doubleheader from the Indianapolis Indians on Monday night, winning 6-0 and 1-0 in a pair of seven-inning games. It's the first time all season the Bats have had back-to-back shutouts.