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G-Braves fall to Tides, 5-2

POSTED: August 15, 2012 10:51 p.m.

Triple-A Gwinnett Braves starter Jair Jurrjens was hit hard early and took the loss in a 5-2 decision against the Norfolk Tides on Wednesday in Norfolk, Va. Jurrjens gave up three earned runs and two hits before the first out was recorded in the third inning, then was pulled for reliever Buddy Carlyle, who gave up another two runs in the inning.

Jose Constanza led off the seventh inning for Gwinnett with a single, and scored on a two-out single by Terry Tiffee.

In the ninth inning, Ernesto Mejia scored for the G-Braves on a Josh Kroeger double to right field.

Mejia finished with three hits for Gwinnett, and Tiffee singled twice.

Game 3 of the series against the Norfolk Tides is at 12:15 p.m. today in Norfolk, Va.

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