Chris Burke led off the ninth by being hit by a pitch, then advanced on Zack Cozart’s bunt and later scored on Wladimir Balentien’s one-out fly ball as the Louisville Bats beat the visiting Durham Bulls 5-4.

Bulls outfielder Justin Ruggiano
  • Photo courtesy Durham Bulls
  • Bulls outfielder Justin Ruggiano

The Bulls lost despite a two-run homer from Justin Ruggiano and a solo shot from Alvin Colina.

Jon Adkins (1-4) was the winning pitcher while Mike Ekstrom (3-1) took the loss.

Juan Francisco doubled and singled with two RBI for Louisville, while Zack Cozart chipped in a double and a single with an RBI.

Ruggiano was the only Bull with two hits.

Sunday’s game
Bulls at Louisville, 6:05 p.m.

Jeremy Hellickson (R, 8-2, 2.42) vs. Travis Wood (L, 4-5, 3.56)