G-Braves rally dies in ninth

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Lehigh Valley pushed across two runs in the bottom of the third inning and that was all the IronPigs needed to dispatch the Gwinnett Braves 2-0.

The win gave former Gwinnett Braves manager Dave Brundage the opening win of the eight meetings between the two teams this season.

The two runs came off G-Braves starter Tim Corcoran, who pitched a solid 6 innings. The right-hander allowed just five hits and struck out four in his fourth loss of the season. Cory Rasmus, in his first action since returning to Gwinnett from a rough stint with the Atlanta Braves, struck out two in a perfect eighth inning.

But the game belonged to the IronPigs pitchers. Starter Zach Miner evened his record at 3-3, allowing four hits over five innings. He struck out two and walked two.

J.C. Ramirez and Mauricio Robles each turned in hitless outings and Jake Diekman picked up his eighth save, working out of trouble in the ninth. With two outs and trailing by one, Ernesto Mejia doubled off of Diekman and Joey Terdoslavich followed with his second hit, a single, to put runners on the corners and bring the go-ahead run to the plate. But Diekman struck out Brandon Boggs to end the rally and the game.