Predictably, Chad Reineke gets the start in place of the newest Cincinnati Red - Pedro Villarreal.
Bats trail 2-0 in the fourth. Reineke has given up two runs on seven hits. Bats have singles by Negron, Perez and Soto and little else.
Bats fall behind 7-1 but are clawing their way back. A run in the seventh and three in the eighth have made it a 7-5 Norfolk lead.
Reineke 5IP 7H 2R 2ER 2BB 3K. MacDougal got slapped around for five runs in one inning of work. Jumbo Diaz has pitched 2 perfect innings, striking out 2.
Negron, Perez and Soto with two hits each now. Perez has driven home a pair.
Corky Miller and Mike Hessman (15) homer in the ninth. Nick Christiani pitches a scoreless inning. Free baseball tied at 7.
Curtis Partch allows a run in the top of the tenth and the Bats are all out of comebacks. They fall to Norfolk 8-7.