by Mike Potter
Jeremy Hellickson went seven solid innings, picking up his International League-leading ninth win of the season as the Durham Bulls beat the host Louisville Bats 5-1.
Hellickson (9-2) allowed the run on five hits, striking out six against one walk in seven innings.
Travis Wood (4-6) took the loss.
Justin Ruggiano doubled and singled with two RBI for the Bulls.
Zack Cozart’s RBI double in the sixth was the biggest of Louisville’s seven hits.
Bulls at Indianapolis, 7 p.m.
Carlos Hernandez (L, 6-3, 3.36) vs. Daniel McCutchen (R, 4-4, 4.02)