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G-Braves hold Indy at bay in 9th

INDIANAPOLIS — The Gwinnett Braves held off Indianapolis in the ninth inning to claim a 6-5 victory Monday.

Down 6-3 going into the ninth, the Indians rallied for two runs to cut the gap to 6-5. With one out and two men on in the ninth inning, Erik Kratz hit into a double play to end the game and secure the win for the G-Braves (20-24).

Tim Gustafson pitched five innings to earn the win over the Tribe. Gustafson allowed three runs (all earned) with three strikeouts and six walks. Helping his cause on the mound, Gustafson homered to lead off the sixth inning.

Mariano Gomez relieved Gustafson, throwing two scoreless innings. Stephen Marek came in for the ninth inning and earned his second save of the season.

In addition to Gustafson (2-for-3), Mitch Jones also belted a home run with two men on in the third. Matt Young went 2-for-4 with an RBI, double and one run scored. Jordan Schafer led off the game with a triple and finished the night 2-for-4.

Gwinnett plays Indianapolis in the final game of the series today at 7:05 p.m. RHP Chris Resop (4-1, 2.03 ERA) will take the mound for the G-Braves.