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G-Braves split doubleheader with Buffalo

Photo by Brandon Brigman

Photo by Brandon Brigman

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Gwinnett Braves and Buffalo Bisons split an afternoon doubleheader at Coca-Cola Field. The Braves (25-22) won the first game 6-1 and the Bisons (21-28) came back to win game two 3-1.

In Game 1, The Braves scored four runs in the first inning off of Bisons starter D.J. Carrasco. The big blow was a two-run homer by Brandon Hicks, his fifth of the season.

Erik Cordier started the game and had a solid outing. He pitched 42⁄3 innings, allowing one hit, no runs, three walks and struckout three. Juan Abreu (2-0) got the win, going 11⁄3 innings and allowing one hit, one run and two strikeouts. Jaye Chapman pitched a scoreless seventh.

The G-Braves reached double-digit hits for the fifth straight game with 10. Jose Constanza, Matt Young, and Ed Lucas each had two hits. Hicks went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer. Lucas also drove in two runs.

In Game 2, the Bisons scored three in the bottom of the second off of Braves starter Yohan Flande. The Braves had taken a 1-0 lead in the top of that inning.

Yohan Flande (2-1) started and got his first loss of the season. He went four innings, allowing four hits, three runs, one walk and four strikeouts. Anthony Varvaro pitched a scoreless fifth with one strikeout and Jairo Asencio had a scoreless sixth with one hit and one strikeout.

The G-Braves got six hits in the game as Hicks went 1-for-2 to up his batting streak to six games. Wilkin Castillo went 2-for-3 and has hit safely in 10 straight games.