Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Gwinnett Braves edged the Louisville Bats 3-1 at Louisville Slugger Field. The G-Braves have now won five games in a row and five out of six on their current 10-game road trip. With the G-Braves (43-36) victory and the Durham Bulls (43-35) win, the Braves remain only a half game back from first place in the International League South division.
After being robbed of an extra-base hit in the top of the seventh inning, Ed Lucas hit a triple to left-center that allowed Wilkin Castillo to score, putting the G-Braves up 2-1 at the time.
Todd Redmond, who threw a no-hitter in his last visit to Louisville, had a solid outing, but did not receive the decision. He tossed seven innings, allowing six hits and three strikeouts to lower his ERA to 3.07. Cory Gearrin (3-1) relieved Redmond in the eighth inning and finished the game, tossing two perfect innings with three strikeouts.
Lucas led the offense on the night, going 2-for-4 with two runs, a triple and an RBI. After homering on Tuesday night, Jeff Fiorentino continued to produce runs, going 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a sac fly to score the insurance run in the top of the ninth. Jose Constanza, who pinch hit in the top of the eighth inning for Redmond, went 2-for-2.
Gwinnett looks to make it six wins in a row as it continues its four-game series against the Bats tonight. International League ERA leader Julio Teheran (8-1, 1.79) will start for the Braves against Chad Reineke (6-4, 3.13) for the Bats.