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Redmond pitches G-Braves to third win

The Gwinnett Braves defeated the Norfolk Tides 2-1 at Harbor Park on Tuesday.

Todd Redmond earned the win, pitching 71/3 innings, and reliever Craig Kimbrel pitched a scoreless ninth to record his third save of the season.

After three straight wins, Gwinnett (5-8) is now alone in third place in the International League South, staying five games behind division leader Durham. Norfolk (4-9) dropped to fourth in the IL South.

The G-Braves struck early and scored one run in the first inning, earning a lead Redmond and the team would never lose. G-Braves outfielder Matt Young singled to start the game and moved to second on a Gregor Blanco sacrifice bunt. Brent Clevlen later singled to plate Young.

Redmond allowed 1 earned run while posting 4 strikeouts and 0 walks. He held Norfolk to 6 hits, shutting down the side in the second, third and seventh innings. Scott Proctor relieved Redmond, giving up one hit in 2/3 innings pitched. Craig Kimbrel struck out two in the ninth to post his third save.

Parkview grad Clint Sammons was 1-for-3 with a run scored, while Clevlen was 1-for-2 with a two-out RBI in the first. Matt Young was 3-for-5 with a run scored and a single in the seventh that helped score Sammons.

Norfolk's Alfredo Simon went seven innings, yielding two runs, one earned, while striking out five and walking three for the Tides. Reliever Armando Gabino gave up one hit and finished with two strikeouts in two innings of work.

Robert Andino was 2-for-4 with a double and the lone RBI for Norfolk.

Gwinnett and Norfolk face off in Game 3 of the four game series at Harbor Park tonight. First pitch set for 7:15 p.m. Braves RHP Ryne Reynoso (0-2, 6.30 ERA) is scheduled to make his third start of the season. The Tides will counter with LHP Troy Patton (0-2, 11.12 ERA).