Andrew Lambo and Corey Wimberly just "hanging out" in the dugout
Louisville Bats 5, Indianapolis Indians 2
Three home runs by the Bats, including two in one inning, put the Bats on top of the Indians tonight at Victory Field. Starter Justin Wilson (photo) gave up the three homers, accounting for 4 of Louisville's runs, and he was charged with his first loss of the season.
Chris Reineke made the start for Louisville, and he and Wilson seemed intent on matching one another for the first 5 innings of the game. Both Reineke and Wilson retired the side in the 1st inning. Both gave up a walk (to C Devin Mesoraco and 3B Josh Harrison) and a hit (single to 2B Chris Valaika and double to 1B Andy Marte) in the 2nd inning. Both retired the side in order in the 3rd and 4th innings.
Both Reineke and Wilson gave up one run in the 5th inning. Wilson retired the first two Bats' batters of the inning, giving him a streak of 10 batters retired in order. Then CF Kris Negron lifted a home run over the left-center field wall, to give the Bats a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the inning, Reineke gave up a lead-off single when Harrison beat out a surprise bunt. 2B Pedro Ciriaco grounded deep to short, forcing Harrison out at second, but SS Zack Cozart was not able to make a throw to first, and Ciriaco was on with a fielder's choice. After a fly out, Justin Wilson came to the plate. Instead of being an easy out, Wilson worked a full count, then fouled off three more pitches. Then he blasted a ball off the left field scoreboard for an RBI double. Ciriaco scored from first, and the score was tied at 1-1.