Zack Cozart’s eighth-inning RBI single was the biggest hit for the Louisville Bats on Thursday night as they held off the visiting Durham Bulls 2-0 in the opener of their four-game series.
Heath Phillips (6-5) took the loss despite allowing one run on four hits with five strikeouts and no walks in seven innings.
Chris Burke led Louisville with two hits including a double, while Justin Ruggiano had two hits and Chris Richard a double for Durham.
Bulls at Louisville, 7:05 p.m.
Richard De Los Santos (R, 5-3, 4.60) vs. Aroldis Chapman (L, 5-4, 4.22)