• Gwinnett records first win of the season over Tribe

    July 18, 2012 No comments

    Former Indians infielder Josh Wilson victimized the Tribe to the tune of four hits — including two doubles and a home run — with four RBI and two runs scored on Tuesday night as the Gwinnett Braves picked up the first win of the season over Indianapolis, 8-5 at Victory Field.

    En route to the victory, Gwinnett took advantage of a four-run top of the sixth putting the Braves ahead 4-3.

    A pair of home runs then gave Gwinnett a 7-3 lead, which Indianapolis would not be able to overcome. Former Indians SS Josh Wilson smacked a two-run home run, his fourth of the season, to the left-field corner. Two batters later, LF Stefan Gartrell smacked a two-out solo home run to left field.

    A solo home run by RF Felix Pie in the top of the seventh inning provided a final insurance run for Gwinnett extending the lead to 8-3. Indianapolis rallied for two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning on an RBI triple by 2B Anderson Hernandez and a run-scoring groundout by C Eric Fryer, but the Indians were unable to complete the comeback and fell 8-5.

    Gwinnett starter Yohan Flande was chased by Hernandez’s triple but still picked up his fourth win of the season for the Triple-A Braves. Meanwhile, reliever Kris Johnson allowed all three Gwinnett home runs and took the loss for Indianapolis, falling to 4-2 on the season. Indians starter Jeff Locke had left the game with the scored tied 3-3 and thus did not factor into the final decision.

    The Indians (60-37) and Braves (45-53) will play a game three matinee on Wednesday afternoon starting at 1:05 p.m. RHP Daniel Cabrera (4-4, 4.35) will likely start for Indianapolis.

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