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G-Braves can't hold back Tides in 4-3 loss

NORFOLK, Va. -- Norfolk broke up a tie game in the eighth inning and made that 4-3 lead stand up against the slumping Gwinnett Braves on Saturday.

Gwinnett has lost eight straight and has just two games left in the season.

The G-Braves put up one run each in the third, fourth and fifth innings to take a 3-1 lead.

Josh Wilson walked to get things started in the third. Wilson moved to second on Luis Durango's sacrifice bunt and then to third on a passed ball.

Rusty Ryal got on base courtesy of a fielding error by third baseman Bill Hall, which allowed Wilson to come around and tie the game 1-1.

Gwinnett grabbed its first lead in the next inning on a RBI-double from Josh Kroeger that scored Stefan Gartrell from second.

Durango led off the fifth with a line drive to right and scampered to second for his 46th stolen base of the season. Terry Tiffee doubled to right and brought Durango home for a 3-1 lead.

Norfolk tied it back up with a pair of runs in the sixth and pushed the winning run across in the eighth.

Jai Miller led off with a single to left and got into scoring position on a sacrifice bunt from Blake Davis.

L.J. Hoes ripped a double to center field that plated Miller for the 4-3 lead.