LOUISVILLE, KY - The Louisville Bats (54-83) fell to the Indianapolis Indians (76-61) by a score of 6-1 on Wednesday night at Louisville Slugger Field.
Indianapolis struck first on a Joey Terdoslavich RBI single in the first inning, giving his team an early 1-0 lead. The Indians then tacked on another run an inning later when Gift Ngoepe singled home Jacob Stallings to push their advantage up to two.
The Bats had a runner in scoring position in each of the first three innings but were unable to scratch across a run.
Terdoslavich did some more damage against Rookie Davis (4-3, 4.72) in the fifth inning, launching a two-run home run over the right field wall to extend the Indians' lead to 4-0.
Davis was pulled after tossing five innings, allowing four runs on nine hits and no walks while striking out four. The right-hander has compiled 30 strikeouts and only one walk in his last five starts.
The Indians played longball again in the sixth inning courtesy of a two-run homer by Eric Wood, his 16th of the year.
Louisville's lone run came in the seventh inning on a Darnell Sweeney solo home run. Sweeney was the only Bats player to record a multi-hit game, collecting two of the team's six hits on the evening.
The Bats and Indians will conclude their five-game series tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. in what will be Louisville's final home game of 2017. Right-handers Jackson Stephens (7-9, 4.86) and Nick Kingham (8-6, 3.99) will oppose each other on the mound.
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