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G-Braves break out in ninth

Photo by Brandon Brigman

Photo by Brandon Brigman

INDIANAPOLIS — After notching just one hit in the first eight innings, the Gwinnett Braves awoke in the top of the ninth inning, scoring four runs off three hits in a 4-0 win.

With the win, the G-Braves (35-30) cap a 6-2 road trip which included a four-game sweep at Toledo, and they remain tied with the Durham Bulls for first place in the International League South.

Gwinnett broke the scoreless game open when Jeff Fiorentino doubled with one out to score Jose Constanza. Constanza led the inning off with a double to up his hitting streak to 12 straight games, tying a team season best.

A batter later, Stefan Gartrell came up with the back-breaker, a three-run double. He now has 40 RBIs on the season.

Anthony Varvaro pitched a scoreless ninth to preserve the lead and the shutout.

Juan Abreu got his first win after pitching a scoreless eighth inning in relief of Julio Teheran.

Teheran allowed just three hits with three strikeouts and no walks over a strong seven innings. He threw 83 percent of his pitches for strikes and lowered his ERA to 1.78

Jason Heyward continued his major league rehab assignment, playing right field, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout.

The G-Braves are off today and begin a four-game series with co-division leader Durham on Thursday.