Redmond tosses shutout in G-Braves Game 1 win

LAWRENCEVILLE — Todd Redmond turned in a complete game, seven-inning shutout, capping it with a called strikeout of Matt Pagnozzi in a 4-0 G-Braves win.

Over the seven innings, Redmond allowed four hits, walked three and struck out five for his sixth win. He threw 73 of his 115 pitches for strikes. The win was just the third in the last 11 for Gwinnett and ended a two-game losing streak.

It was rebound performance for Redmond, who lasted just 3 2/3 in his previous start, for his fourth loss of the year. And with his outing, the G-Braves offense backed him up.

Tyler Pastornicky drove in a pair of runs and Luis Durango was a perfect 3-for-3 with two runs scored and a pair of stolen bases. Durango ended Game 1 with 26 steals, adding to his league lead in the category

Gwinnett took a 1-0 lead in the third inning on an RBI single by Pastornicky to score Durango, for the first of the two runs for the lead-off hitter. And it was Pastornicky again in the fifth with a sacrifice fly to plate Lance Zawadzki. Durango tagged up on the play and scored on a wild pitch during the next at-bat.

The G-Braves capped their scoring with another sacrifice in the sixth, this time by Josh Wilson to score Jose Yepez. The catcher Yepez went 2-for-3 with a double in the game. Only Trevor Crowe, who was 2-for-3, had more than one hit for the Clippers.

Game 2 will begin about 7:50 p.m. with Gwinnett's RHP Eric Junge will face off against the Clippers' LHP David Huff.