LAWRENCEVILLE — A.J. Smith-Shawver was spectacular over seven innings, striking out eight and allowing just two earned runs, but the Gwinnett Stripers could only scratch across one run in support of the phenom, ultimately losing to the Durham Bulls 2-1 Thursday night at Coolray Field.

Gwinnett (21-26) worked a run across in the first inning on a bases-loaded walk from Yolmer Sanchez. Durham (25-22) struck back in the top of the fourth with consecutive run-scoring hits from Tristan Gray and Niko Hulsizer to grab a 2-1 lead.

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