Bats keep G-Braves winning

Photo by Brandon Brigman

Photo by Brandon Brigman

TOLEDO, Ohio — A four-run first was just the beginning.

The Gwinnett Braves got the scoring started early and then cruised to a 10-5 win over Toledo to up the winning streak to five straight.

With the win, Gwinnett (31-28) is now only one game behind the Durham Bulls for the International League South division lead.

Todd Redmond earned the win for the ball club, improving his record to 4-6.

The right-hander pitched seven innings, allowing a single run on a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning. He walked one and matched his season high with seven strikeouts.

In the top of the first inning, Mauro Gomez launched his 12th home run, a three-run bomb that would set the stage for the rest of the night.

Jose Constanza continued his hot start to the road trip with a 3-for-5 performance, with 2 runs scored and an RBI. Brandon Hicks also had a multi-hit game, going 3-for-5 with 2 runs scored, a pair of RBIs a double and home ru n.

Gomez finished the game 2-for-5 with three RBIs and a double.

For the Mud Hens starter Andy Oliver took the loss, allowing seven runs off 10 hits in 32⁄3 innings. He struck out four but allowed both G-Braves’ home runs.

The G-Braves continue their series against Toledo tonight at 7:05 p.m. The G-Braves send out JulioTeheran (5-1, 2.26) to face Duane Below (5-3, 3.52).