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G-Braves win seventh in a row

Photo by Brandon Brigman

Photo by Brandon Brigman

CHARLOTTE — The Gwinnett Braves defeated the Charlotte Knights 4-3 on Monday night to complete the three game sweep at Knights’ Castle in Fort Mill, SC.

Julio Teheran earned his second Triple-A victory as he helped the Braves win their seventh game in a row.

With the G-Braves (13-5) win and the loss by Durham (11-8), the G-Braves have a 2.5 game lead in the International League South division.

In the top of the third inning, Mauro Gomez hit a three-run home run to left field, scoring Matt Young and Jordan Schafer.

Teheran nearly went the distance, pitching eight innings, allowing six hits, three runs and seven strikeouts. Scott Proctor earned his first save of the year, pitching a perfect ninth and striking out one.

Wilkin Ramirez along with Gomez led the offense for the G-Braves. Ramirez was the only Brave to have a multi-hit game, finishing 2-for-4 with a run, RBI and home run. Gomez finished the day going 1-for-4 with the three-run home run and three RBIs.

Charlotte’s Lucas Harrell had a decent performance, but ultimately earned his second loss of the season. He went six innings, allowing six hits, four runs, one walk and struck out seven. Josh Kinney relieved him and pitched two innings, allowing a hit and striking out three. Jhonny Nunez was the last pitcher for the Knights on the night, throwing one inning with one strikeout.

Alejandro De Aza was the only Knight to have a multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a run and a double. He was also picked off at first base by Teheran in the bottom of the eighth inning.

The Gwinnett Braves return home to take on the Columbus Clippers in a four-game series starting tonight at 7:05 p.m. Todd Redmond (0-2, 1.93 ERA) is set to take the mound for the Braves, vs. David Huff (1-0, 2.12 ERA) for the Clippers.