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Durham gives up 5 runs in 8th as Louisville wins 8-3 Thursday night

The Durham Bulls had hoped to break their three-game losing streak Thursday night, but the Louisville Bats scored five times in the eighth inning to take an 8-3 Class AAA International League victory at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

Both teams had a slow start after rain delayed the start for 1 hour, 20 minutes. Each team had just one baserunner after two innings.

The Bats (11-8) would score three runs in the third inning, though, with the help of two balks by Durham. The Bulls did cut their deficit to one in the fourth with back-to-back home runs by Taylor Motter and Richie Shaffer.

The Bulls (10-12) trailed for most of the game but would tie the score in the seventh inning when a throwing error by shortstop Jose Peraza allowed Jake Goebbert to score from second.

The Bulls, however, failed to take the lead after a strikeout by Patrick Leonard and a groundout by Dayron Varona stranded a runner at third base.

Louisville struck right back, scoring five in the eighth inning to build an 8-3 lead.

Thursday’s box score

Louisville

ab

r

h

bi

Perez, 2B

3

1

0

1

Peraza, SS

4

2

3

3

Winker, LF

4

0

3

0

Curtis, 3B

5

0

1

1

Allen, DH

5

0

0

0

Selsky, 1B

2

1

0

0

Waldrop, RF

5

1

1

0

Smith, CF

3

2

1

1

Berset, C

4

1

1

1

Totals

35

8

10

7

Durham

ab

r

h

bi

Varona, RF

4

0

1

0

Decker, CF

4

0

1

0

Motter, SS

4

1

1

1

Shaffer, DH

3

1

1

1

Franklin, 2B

4

0

0

0

Goebbert, LF

4

1

1

0

Corporan, C

4

0

0

0

Seitzer, 1B

3

0

1

0

Leonard, 3B

3

0

0

0

Totals

33

3

6

2

Louisville

003

000

050

8

10

1

Durham

000

200

100

3

6

2

E — Peraze, Motter, Decker. DP–Louisville 1, Durham 1. LOB–Louisville 8, Durham 5. 2B–Winker, Peraza, Smith. HR—Peraza (1), Motter (3), Shaffer (3). SF–Perez. SB–Varona (2), Decker (4). CS—Peraza.

Louisville IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Smith

6

5

2

2

1

5

Delabar (W, 1-0)

2

1

1

0

1

2

Diaz

1

0

0

0

0

1

Durham IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Andriese

5

5

3

3

3

4

Marks (L, 0-1)

2 2/3

4

4

1

2

3

Sappington

1 1/3

1

1

1

1

1

HBP-Smith

T-2:49 (1:18 delay). A-5,002.

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