Gutierrez's 3 RBIs lift Bats to 8-2 victoryLouisville 8, Syracuse 2
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Louisville Bats suddenly are on a winning streak.
Jesse Gutierrez homered, drove in three runs and scored twice for the Bats yesterday in an 8-2 victory over the Syracuse SkyChiefs at Alliance Bank Stadium.
Louisville lost its first four games of the season in Ottawa before winning the opener of a four-game series here Tuesday, 3-2 in 10 innings.
Gutierrez, who had two doubles, came home on Earl Snyder's sacrifice fly in the fourth inning.
Louisville broke the game open with a three-run fifth. Frank Menechino's RBI double was followed by Chris Denorfia's single and Gutierrez's double.
Snyder hit a solo homer in the sixth, and Gutierrez added a two-run shot in the seventh.
Ryan Roberts homered in the first and Wayne Lydon connected in the sixth for Syracuse.
Louisville's Justin Germano (1-1) allowed the two runs and six hits with no walks and four strikeouts in 71/3 innings.
Ryan Wagner pitched a hitless 12/3 innings of relief.