The Gwinnett Braves defeated the Durham Bulls 10-2 on eight hits Tuesday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The Triple-A G-Braves improve their record to 78-60 while the Bulls fall to 78-60.
With the win, the G-Braves split the four-game series in Durham and are now tied with Durham atop of the International League’s South Division. Gwinnett and Durham also lead the International League Wild Card race by 4.5 games following a Syracuse loss this evening to the Scranton/WB Yankees.
Gwinnett catcher Alvin Colina was 1-for-4 with four RBIs to lead Gwinnett. All of Colina’s RBI came off one swing of the bat as he hit a two-out grand slam to center field in the fourth inning.
Center fielder Desmond Jennings and third baseman Elliot Johnson recorded the only two RBI for the Bulls.
For Gwinnett, LHP Jo-Jo Reyes earned the win before turning the game over to Francisely Bueno (1.0 inning) and Jeff Lyman (2.0 innings). Reyes struck out one and allowed one earned run in 6.0 innings of work.
RHP Wade Davis was credited with the loss after allowing four hits and five earned runs in 4.0 innings.