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G-Braves, Rochester split doubleheader

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Gwinnett Braves split Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Rochester Red Wings at Frontier Field.

Gwinnett (57-59) won Game 1 6-0 and Rochester (42-80) came back with a 10-3 victory in the nightcap.

Gwinnett is 5-1 on its current road trip.

In the first game, the G-Braves’ pitching held Rochester to one hit. Scott Diamond and Stephen Marek combined for seven innings of shutout ball, walking none and allowing only one Red Wing to reach base.

Brandon Hicks (1-for-3, three RBIs) and JC Boscan (1-for-3, RBI) each homered in the contest. Freddie Freeman hit his 28th double of the season and finished 1-for-3.

The second game was tied 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth when the Red Wings tied a season high by scoring seven runs off the Gwinnett bullpen for the win.

The G-Braves’ offense all came from Orlando Mercado (1-for-3), who hit a three-run homer in his Gwinnett debut. Barbaro Canizares and Brent Clevlen both went 2-for-3.

Gwinnett remains in Rochester today for a 7:05 p.m. game at Frontier Field. G-Braves RHP Todd Redmond (9-10, 4.32 ERA) is scheduled to face LHP Glen Perkins (4-9, 6.08 ERA) of the Red Wings.