Louisville Bats  5,  Indianapolis Indians  4

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Karstens pitched 4 excellent innings, but things fell apart in the 5th.

A hit batter, a wild pitch, and two Indians' errors handed the Bats five runs, two of which were unearned, in the 5th inning.  That was enough to give the Bats a win over the Indians and halt the Tribe's 5-game hitting streak.  Pirates' Jeff Karstens made a rehab start for the Indians.  He was charged with the loss when things disintegrated in the 5th.  The Indians out-hit the bats 7-4, but unearned runs made up for that.

Karstens dominated the Bats for the first four innings.  He pitched four no-hit innings, allowing only one walk to CF Joey Gathright to begin the bottom of the 5th.  Gathright was immediately erased by an around-the-horn double p...

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