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G-Braves make early lead last in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. -- The Gwinnett Braves scored two runs in the first inning and held that lead for the duration in a 3-1 road victory over Norfolk on Tuesday.

Jose Constanza led off with a sharp line drive to right. He advanced to second on a bunt by Luis Durango and moved to third on a wild pitch by Jason Berken.

Stephan Gartrell walked and a single from Josh Kroeger scored Constanza for the 1-0 lead.

Ruben Gotay walked to load the bases with two away.

Jose Yepez hit a groundball to right and brought Gartrell home before Josh Wilson was called out on strikes to end the threat.

Norfolk cut the lead to 2-1 with a run in the second, but Gwinnett got it back in the fourth and didn't let it go.