Sept. 8, 2010
Jukich pitches Bats into playoffs
Duluth native Ben Jukich pitched Louisville to
a 6-3 victory over visiting Indianapolis on Monday as the Bats won
the International League West Division for the third straight year
in improbable fashion.
Jukich (7-4, 3.90 ERA) allowed three runs on three
hits in 6 2/3 innings, with four strikeouts and three walks. Louisville,
the Class AAA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, trailed by more
than nine games in the standings in late July and needed to win
on the final day of the regular season and get some help to overtake
Columbus for their eighth division title in franchise history.
Louisville and Durham open a best-of-five playoff
series at 7:05 p.m. today at Louisville Slugger Field.