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Teheran blasted in G-Braves loss

POSTED: August 10, 2012 12:08 a.m.

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett starter Julio Teheran surrendered six runs over four innings and the bullpen allowed four more runs as the Braves fell 10-2 to the Norfolk Tides on Thursday night at Coolray Field. Norfolk entered the series 0-7 against the G-Braves this season, but won the series, 3-1.L.J. Hoes went 4 for 6 in the leadoff spot for Norfolk, while Bill Hall and Brandon Waring each plated three RBIs in the rout.

Norfolk broke a scoreless tie with a three-run second inning against Teheran and never trailed from there. Ronny Paulino led off with a single and moved to third on a ground-rule double by Luis Exposito. Both scored one batter later as Waring launched his second home run of the series and 10th of the season, a shot just clearing the right-center fence.

Joe Mahoney singled and scored on a Jack Wilson throwing error to raise the lead to 4-0 in the third inning, and an RBI single by Hoes and sacrifice fly by Hall made it 6-0 in the fourth.

Teheran (L, 6-7) lost for the second-straight outing as a result of five earned runs on eight hits including the Waring home run. He walked one and struck out three, throwing 85 pitches, 62 for strikes.

Norfolk starter Jason Berken threw scoreless baseball over the first six frames before allowing a pair of runs in the seventh. Josh Kroeger continued his hot hitting with a double, then came home as Ruben Gotay lifted a double into the left-center gap. Brian Friday then scored Gotay with a single up the middle, cutting the deficit to 8-2.

Berken (W, 4-4) yielded just those two runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings while striking out seven. Zach Petersime worked the final 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief for the Tides.

Luis Durango and Gotay were the only two G-Braves to register multi-hit nights. Durango went 2 for 3 in the leadoff spot, while Gotay went 2 for 4 with a double, run scored and RBI.

The Gwinnett Braves (53-67) begin a four-game series against the Louisville Bats (47-73) at 7:05 p.m. Friday night at Coolray Field. Right-hander Jair Jurrjens (3-4, 5.18), currently on the Atlanta disabled list, is scheduled to make a rehab start for the G-Braves. The Bats will counter with right-hander Chad Reineke (5-7, 4.35).


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