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Redmond knocked around in 9-5 loss

Photo by Brandon Brigman

Photo by Brandon Brigman

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Todd Redmond’s home run ways returned Friday.

The Gwinnett Braves right-hander struggled through four innings against defending Governor’s Cup champion Columbus, allowing eight runs off eight hits including a pair of home runs as Gwinnett lost 9-5. The loss was their third straight.

Redmond gave up a grand slam in the first inning to Lonnie Chisenhall and a three-run bomb to Luis Valbuena in the fourth before giving way to the bullpen.

Jose Lugo allowed one run over the next two innings and new G-Brave Dustin Richardson and Corey Gearrin each turned in scoreless innings.

The G-Braves tried to rally, Brandon Hicks hit is ninth Class AAA home run in the fifth and they added two runs in each the sixth and seventh innings. Mauro Gomez went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Diory Hernandez knocked in two runs with a single in the seventh and Chris Carter was 1-for-4 with an RBI.

Gwinnett scored all its runs off Clippers starter David Huff, who went 62⁄3 innings, allowing nine hits. The Columbus bullpen didn’t allow a hit over the final 21⁄3 innings.