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G-Braves rally for 6-4 win over Indianapolis

POSTED: July 18, 2012 9:40 p.m.

For the second straight game, Gwinnett shortstop Josh Wilson delivered the clutch hit as the G-Braves rallied with four runs in the top of the ninth to stun the Indianapolis Indians 6-4 in Game 3 of the four-game series at Victory Field.

The G-Braves win ensures at least a series tie with the Indians.

The G-Braves went to the top of the ninth trailing the Indians 4-2 and facing the Tribe’s closer, Tim Wood. Stefan Gartrell led off the inning with a single to center, and moved to second when J.C. Boscan walked. Terry Tiffee then drove a 3-2 pitch off the wall in right, scoring Gartrell from second to cut the lead to 4-3, as Luis Durango, who was running for Boscan, moved to third on the play. Jose Constanza was intentionally walked to load the bases and Wilson followed with a three-run double to left to move the G-Braves ahead of the Indians, 6-4.

Jaye Chapman (S, 7) completed a scoreless bottom of the ninth to seal the win for Gwinnett with his seventh save of the season. Dusty Hughes (W, 1-1) grabbed the victory after he worked a scoreless eighth inning, alongside one strikeout and a walk.

The win capped a very long day of baseball for both Gwinnett (46-53) and Indianapolis (60-38). The game began at 1:05 p.m., but, in the bottom of the first, heavy rain storms delayed the game for two hours and 27 minutes.

Wilson led the Gwinnett 10-hit attack, going 2 for 5 with three RBIs. Terry Tiffee was 2 for 2 and the only other G-Brave with a multiple-hit night.

The G-Braves conclude their eight-game road trip at 7:05 p.m. Thursday night at Victory Field with the season finale against the Indians. Gwinnett will send right-hander Julio Teheran (6-5, 4.96) to the mound against Indianapolis left-hander Justin Wilson (7-4, 4.06).

 


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