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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Five RailRider runs weren’t enough as they fell to the Bats 6-5 Thursday night at Louisville Slugger Field.


Scranton/Wilkes-Barre trailed early as the Bats plated three runs in the first, thanks to a two-run homer by Felix Perez and a sacrifice fly by Tucker Barnhart to take a 3-0 lead.

Zach Nuding only made it through five innings, giving up five runs on seven hits as he couldn’t build off his career-best start last time out when he pitched eight shutout innings in a win over Rochester.

The RailRiders started to chip away at the 5-0 deficit with a two-run double by Zelous Wheeler in the top of the seventh. They added another run with a Francisco Arcia RBI single to make it 5-3.

The Bats added an insurance run in the eighth with Tucker Barnhart scoring on a Jairo Heredia wild pitch.

Louisville wasn’t going to put away the RailRiders easily. Scott Sizemore reached on a Ruben Gotay error to start the ninth, then Dean Anna knocked him in with a double, cutting the lead to two. A few batters later, pinch-hitter Corban Joseph hit an RBI single to bring in Anna.

It appeared the RailRiders would come from behind for the second straight night, but Jose Pirela then flew out to end the game and their chance of winning.

Former RailRider and New York Yankee Chien-Ming Wang picked up the win for the Bats.

The RailRiders begin a four-game series at Indianapolis tonight. Earlier this month, SWB swept the Indians in four straight games at PNC Field.

Louisville 6, RailRiders 5

RailRiders`AB`R`H`BI`2B`3B`HR


Jose Pirela 2b`5`0`1`0`0`0`0


Ramon Flores rf`4`0`0`0`0`0`0


Adonis Garcia lf`4`0`1`0`0`0`0


Kyle Roller dh`4`0`0`0`0`0`0


Scott Sizemore 1b`3`2`2`0`1`0`0


Dean Anna ss`3`2`1`1`1`0`0


Zealous Wheeler 3b`4`1`1`2`1`0`0


Francisco Arcia c`4`0`1`1`0`0`0


Corban Joseph ph `1`0`1`1`0`0`0


Totals`35`5`9`5`3`0`0


Louisville`AB`R`H`BI`2B`3B`HR


Jason Bourgeois cf`4`1`1`0`1`0`0


Ruben Gotay 2b`5`0`0`0`0`0`0


Felix Perez rf`2`3`2`2`0`0`1


Neftali Soto 1b`3`1`1`0`0`0`0


Chris Nelson lf-3b`4`0`2`1`2`0`0


Shelley Duncan dh`3`0`0`0`0`0`0


Mike Costanzo 3b`4`0`1`0`1`0`0


Hernan Iribarren lf`0`0`0`0`0`0`0


Kristopher Negron ss`4`0`2`0`1`0`0


Totals`32`6`9`4`5`0`1


RailRiders`000`000`302`—`5


Louisville`301`010`010`—`6


RailRiders`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO


Zach Nuding (L, 2-3)`5.0`7`5`4`2`1


Jairo Heredia`3.0`2`1`1`3`3


Louisville`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO


Chien-Ming Wang (W, 5-4)`6.2`4`4`4`1`1


Chad Reineke (H, 1)`0.2`3`0`0`0`0


Lee Hyde (H, 3)`0.1`0`0`0`0`1


Chad Rogers (S, 1)`1.1`2`2`0`0`0


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