LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The Gwinnett Braves scored runs in six innings and pulled away from Louisville for an 8-5 victory on Thursday.
Coming back from the all-star break, the G-Braves won their third straight game and sixth in the last eight to continue an excellent July.
Louisville scored four runs in the second to take a 4-3 lead, but Gwinnett was consistent with a run each in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings before tacking on two big ones in the ninth.
Felix Pie doubled with one away in the ninth with the G-Braves up just 6-5. Christian Marrero's two-out single on a line drive to center field brought Pie home and Marrero scored on a double by Lance Zawadzki.
Luis Durango (run, triple, three RBIs) and Zawadzki (double, two RBIs) were both 3-for-5. Jose Constanza and Pie were 2-for-5, while Jose Yepez was 2-for-3 with a run scored. Marrero finished 2-for-3 with three runs, an RBI and two walks.
Buddy Carlyle picked up the win in relief, allowing just one hit in two innings. Todd Redmond went five innings in the start and gave up five runs (four earned) on 10 hits.
Jaye Chapman earned his fifth save by closing out the final two innings without allowing a hit.
Former Parkview and Georgia Tech standout Tim Gustafson started the game for Louisville and had no decision after yielding four runs on eight hits in four innings.
After a June swoon left Gwinnett (44-49) in the basement of the South Division, the team has used this month to start climbing back into the hunt. The G-Braves are now in sole possession of third place and seven games behind Charlotte.