Montero's homers doom G-Braves

The Gwinnett Braves scored the game’s first run and then not again in a 6-1 road loss to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees on Tuesday.

After Gwinnett put one run on the board in the first inning, Yankee catcher Jesus Montero led off the second inning with a home run to centerfield. Montero homered again, this time a two-run shot, in the sixth inning and his three RBIs were enough to put away the G-Braves (44-53).

Todd Redmond (8-9) picked up the loss, pitching six innings. He allowed four runs, all earned, with four strikeouts and two walks. Scott Proctor pitched the seventh and gave up two runs on two hits and two walks. In his first appearance for Gwinnett, Michael Broadway pitched a scoreless eighth, striking out one.

Freddie Freeman was 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Barbaro Canizares was 1-for-3 with a run-scoring single in the first.

Gwinnett plays game three of the four-game series today at 7:05 p.m. at PNC Field. Braves LHP Scott Diamond (0-0, 18.00 ERA) is scheduled to face RHP Tim Redding (5-4, 3.32 ERA) of the Yankees.