After falling behind 3-0 in the first inning, the Gwinnett Braves scored six runs in the top of the second en route to an 11-7 win over the Columbus Clippers on Sunday in Columbus, Ohio.
Wes Timmons’ two-run single started the rally for Gwinnett (35-42), which received an RBI double from Freddie Freeman and RBI singles from Matt Young and Barbaro Canizares in the second inning.
Columbus answered Gwinnett’s big inning by scoring three runs in the bottom of the second to tie the score.
Matt Diaz erased those three Columbus runs during Gwinnett’s next at bat by hitting a three-run double that scored Timmons, Clint Sammons and Young.
Diaz finished the game 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored. Young also finished 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs and three runs scored.
Canizares finished 1-for-4 with two RBIs.
Jo-Jo Reyes struggled once again on the mound and gave up seven runs on nine hits in four innings. Reyes did not get a decision, but his poor outing enflated his ERA to 6.38.
The G-Braves’ bullpen held Columbus in check, as three pitchers combined to give up just one hit in five innings.
The two teams combined for 24 hits Sunday and Columbus lost for the first time in five games. The Clippers accumulated 10 or more hits in each of those five wins.
Gwinnett and Columbus wrap up their four-game series at 7:05 tonight.