Louisville 4 at Rochester 1
W: D. Thompson (3-0, 3.25); L: B.Duensing (3-6, 3.78); S: J. Roenicke (2)
HR: LOU: R. Hanigan (2).
Brian Duensing allowed 4 runs, all earned on 5 hits while striking out 8 over six inning to suffer his sixth loss of the season, as the Louisville Bats defeated the Rochester Red Wings, 4-1.
Jeff Keppinger singled out to center to start off the game. Two outs later, Ryan Harigan put a ball over the left field wall for his second home run of the season.
Duesing would plunk Drew Anderson with a pitch in the top of the 4th. A Harigan single would move Anderson to third. Kevin Barker would sacrifice him in to give the Bats a 3-0 lead.
Michael Griffin doubled to lead off the top of the 5th. A sac-bunt by Keppinger moved him to 3rd. Norris Hopper would strike out before Anderson double Griffin in, to give the Bats their fourth run.
Daryl Thompson worked eight innings for the Cincinnati farm team, limiting the Red Wings to only 5 hits and a pair of walks while striking out six. The Wings avoided a shut out when Garrett Jones and Randy Ruiz hit back-to-back doubles in the bottom of the 7th inning with one out on the board.
Pridie also had a double on the night, in the bottom of the first, but could go no where with it. Ruiz would end up 2-for-3 at the plate with a walk and a run scored. Sergio Santos was the one hit wonder of the night, with a pair of strike outs on the side.
B.A.M. appears to have stalled in the top of the ninth but the box is correct for the final in the game.
The Wings offense has hit at least one home run in 14 of their last 17 games (25 total home runs) with Ruiz hitting six home runs in the last 12 games.
Rochester's bullpen has started to turn things around. The pen has not allowed an earned run in their last 15.2 innings, including Saturday's contest.
The two teams rematch in a Father's Day special on Sunday with lefty Francisco Liriano (2-2, 3.94) throwing out the first pitch at 1:35 PM. Louisville counters with southpaw Adam Pettyjohn (7-1, 4.73).
The Red Wings will wear blue jerseys to raise awareness for prostate cancer. The jerseys will be auctioned off through a silent auction during the game with all the proceeds going to benefit the Pluta Cancer Center.
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Stop by MILB.com to vote in the Triple-A All-Star Game which will be played this year in Louisville, Kentucky, home of the Bats. The July 16th showcase will feature the top stars of the International League squaring off against their counterparts in the Pacific Coast League in a nationally televised contest.
Current and former Twins prospects dot the ballot in both leagues, and you can vote up to 25 times per e-mail address on line.
Binghamton at New Britain - Suspended (Rain)
Saturday's game between the New Britain Rock Cats and the Binghamton Mets was suspended due to rain in the second inning. Binghamton was leading 7-0 at the time.
It will be made up Sunday starting at 1:35. The Cats will play the completion on Saturday's game for a run nine-innings. A second 7-inning game will follow.
Binghamton's Bobby Parnell (5-3, 4.35) is slated to take the start in the second contest against New Britain's Oswaldo Sosa (2-5, 6.32).