By Pat McCarthy / Lehigh Valley IronPigs | August 12, 2018 5:58 PM
After dropping the first four games of their six-game IL-West road trip, the IronPigs responded by winning the final two games of the series in Louisville with a 4-0 victory this afternoon against the Bats. With the victory, the Pigs magic number to clinch the IL-North moves to 11.
Lehigh Valley took the lead in the top of the fifth inning against Jose Lopez (5-11). Logan Moore doubled to make it 1-0 and one batter later, Cole Irvin swapped places with Moore to make it 2-0.
The Pigs doubled their advantage an inning later as Aaron Altherr and Danny Ortiz each drove in runs. Ortiz extended his hitting streak to seven games and hit .500 with a home run and 10 RBI on this road trip.
Irvin (11-4) tossed seven scoreless innings on his way to his 11th win of the season. Irvin allowed three hits and struck out two. He now moves within one win of Tyler Cloyd's franchise record 12 wins in a season.
Mark Leiter Jr recorded the final six outs. Leiter allowed one hit and struck out two in relief of Irvin. In the last 15 innings of the series, Lehigh Valley pitchers allowed six hits, no runs and struck out 14.
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