By The Associated Press
LOUISVILLE - Matt Belisle pitched seven strong innings and Felipe Lopez drove in two runs to lead the Louisville Bats to a 4-2 win over Syracuse on Saturday night in the International League.
Belisle (6-6) allowed a run in each of the first two innings, then retired 13 of the next 14 batters he faced. He allowed five hits and struck out seven.
Lopez had a sacrifice fly during Louisville's three-run first inning and added an RBI single in the third.
Aaron Myette shut out the SkyChiefs in the ninth to earn his 12th save.
Syracuse starter Josue Matos (2-6) took the loss, allowing four runs on five hits with seven strikeouts in six innings of work.
Louisville failed to hit a home run for the seventh straight game.
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