G-Braves back on losing end

NORFOLK, Va. -- One night after snapping a four-game skid, the Gwinnett Braves couldn't hold back the Norfolk Tides in a 7-6 loss Saturday.

Trailing 4-1 after five innings, the G-Braves grabbed a 6-4 lead. Gwinnett got one run in the sixth and exploded for four in the seventh.

Alden Carrithers started the seventh with a triple and scored on a Sean Kazmar ground ball to third base.

Tyler Pastornicky belted a line drive to center and set the table for a three-run homer blasted over the left-field fence by Ernesto Mejia.

But Norfolk came rushing back to score three in the eighth and held off Gwinnett in the ninth.

The G-Braves were 3-for-11 with runnings in scoring position and left six men on base.

Dusty Hughes blew his first save opportunity of the season and took the loss, allowing those three runs on two hits in of an inning.