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Hanson gets first win as Gwinnett Braves extend streak to four

PAWTUCKET, Mass. - Buoyed by a four-run fourth inning, Tommy Hanson finally picked up his first win with the Gwinnett Braves.

The top prospect threw six scoreless innings, giving up just three hits and striking out nine as the Gwinnett Braves topped Pawtucket 5-0 to extend their winning streak to four games.

Once again, Gwinnett started scoring early, getting one in the first inning on a Diory Hernandez RBI single to center field.

The big inning followed in the fourth.

Van Pope walked to start the inning and later scored on a Gregor Blanco single. Blanco took second when Wes Timmons was thrown out at third base on the double steal and Brian Barton knocked in Blanco with a ground-rule double to center field. Brooks Conrad knocked in Barton and Hernandez picked up his second RBI of the night on another single up the middle.

The lead held from there with Mariano Gomez throwing the final three innings, only allowing two walks.

Gwinnett continues its four-game set with Pawtucket today at 6:15 p.m. with the G-Braves Kris Medlen (2-0, 2.04 ERA) facing off against Michael Bowden (1-0, 0.64).