Yanks again hammer G-Braves

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- For the second consecutive night, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's offense produced double digits and the Gwinnett Braves dropped yet another game in a 11-4 loss Friday night.

Gwinnett has lost an all-time Braves Triple-A record 14 straight games.

The Yankees jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom half of the first on a Corban Joseph RBI and a long two-run shot off the bat of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre first basemen Russell Branyan.

The G-Braves responded with two runs of their own in the top half of the second. Christian Marerro provided the first run with an RBI single to right and later in the inning Felix Pie scored on double play off the bat of Josh Wilson.

But 3-2 was as close as the game got -- and even that didn't last long.

The Yankees scored four runs in the third and three in the fourth to bury Gwinnett.

Nelson Figueroa picked up the win for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, improving to 5-2. In his return to the rotation, the veteran right-hander allowed two runs on three hits, while walking three and striking out four over five innings.

Jose Lugo was credited with the loss for the G-Braves as he allowed nine runs on six hits in five innings.

Gwinnett returns home tonight after suffering through an eight-game road trip without a win.