The Louisville Bats used a pair of two-run home runs, one in the fourth and one in the fifth inning, to win the series opener 5-0 on Friday night.
Louisville (37-30) second baseman Danny Richar led-off the bottom of the first with a double to right field. Then with two outs, first baseman Kevin Barker plated Richar on a single to right to give the Bats an early 1-0 lead.
In the fourth inning, Bats’ left fielder Daniel Dorn homered to right. Dorn’s ninth home run of the season put Louisville up 3-0. Scoring on the blast was Darnell McDonald who led-off the frame with a walk.
In the fifth inning, Barker added a pair of insurance runs with his tenth home run of the season.
Louisville starter Sam LeCure held Gwinnett (37-32) scoreless through 6 2/3 innings.
Gwinnett starter Todd Redmond allowed five earned runs in five innings and was charged with his sixth loss of the season. Redmond is now 3-6 with a 5.17 ERA.
J.C. Holt had two of the four hits by Gwinnett.