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G-Braves squander early lead to Bulls
Reyes strong in second rehab start with two strikeouts, no runs in two innings

In his second rehab start for the Gwinnett Braves, Jo-Jo Reyes had a much healthier outing. Reyes struck out two in two scoreless innings, but the G-Braves fell 8-3 at Durham Tuesday. The International League South division-leading Bulls improve to 50-35 as Gwinnett drops to 45-41, 51/2 games back.

In a piggyback role, John Halama relieved Reyes to start the third frame. The left-hander allowed six runs, five of them earned, on eight hits in five innings. Halama picked up his second loss of the season and is now 0-2 with a 3.77 ERA in five starts with Gwinnett.

Reid Gorecki led off the first and third innings with doubles and was 2-for-3 with a pair of runs. Wes Timmons was 2-for-2 with a walk and a run to extend his on-base streak to an International League-best 31 games. Barbaro Canizares recorded two RBIs on a sacrifice fly in the first and a double in the third.

But Durham's offense began its rally from the early 3-0 deficit in the fourth, cutting the lead to 3-2 and then overtaking Gwinnett for good in the fifth.

Justin Ruggiano's three-run shot in the fifth gave the Bulls a 5-3 lead that they would not relinquish. Reid Brignac was 2-for-5 with a pair of RBIs and Jon Weber was 1-for-2 with a run and an RBI. Matt Joyce and Ryne Hughes each recorded a pair of runs for Durham.

Andy Sonnanstine earned his second win in as many starts, holding the G-Braves to three runs on six hits in seven innings of work.

Durham hosts Gwinnett today at 7:05 p.m. at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. G-Braves right-hander Tony Armas (1-2, 4.15 ERA) is slated to face lefty Jason Cromer (2-2, 1.43 ERA).