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Louisville 5, Durham 2

Posted July 30, 2005 10:36 a.m. EDT

— B.J. Upton homered twice, but it was the only offense for Durham in a 5-2 loss at Louisville. The Bulls are 3-5 on a 10-game road trip.

Upton's leadoff homer in the first gave Durham a 1-0 lead.

However, Louisville scored two-out runs in the first, third and fourth innings to take a 3-1 advantage against Jimmy Anderson, who entered the game with the league's third best ERA.

After Upton's fifth-inning homer cut the deficit to 3-2, Louisville scored twice in the home half of the inning to chase Anderson.

Durham's combination of Tim Corcoran and Joe Beimel combined to shut down the Bats over the next 3.2 innings, but the Bulls were unable to break through against the Bats.

Durham did load the bases with none out in the ninth on singles by Josh Phelps, Eric Munson and Jeff Deardorff against closer Chris Booker.

However, Kevin Cash struck out, and Fernando Cortez grounded into a 6-3 game-ending double play with Upton on-deck.