G-Braves notch fifth-straight win

PAWTUCKET, R.I. - The Gwinnett Braves shut out the Pawtucket Red Sox 2-0 on Friday night at McCoy Stadium to win their fifth-straight game

Gwinnett batters finally chased Red Sox starter Michael Bowden in the seventh inning after he held the G-Braves (10-12) to just one hit in six innings.

Bowden came out for the seventh but walked leadoff batter Brian Barton and allowed the next batter, Brooks Conrad, to reach on a fielder's choice. With two on and no out, Bowden bowed out and watched his bullpen give up the game's first two runs.

Barbaro Canizares greeted Pawtucket (10-10) reliever Marcus McBeth with a single to center. With the bases loaded and no out, Diory Hernandez, who had recorded the only hit off Bowden on a second-inning double, smacked another double. The two-run two-bagger plated Barton and Conrad to put the G-Braves up 2-0.

G-Braves' starter Kris Medlen held Pawtucket scoreless and allowed just three hits in six innings on the mound.