Jeremy Hellickson struck out seven Gwinnett Braves in 6 1/3 innings to lead the Durham Bulls to a 3-1 win Tuesday at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville.
Hellickson, who is ranked by Baseball America as the No. 1 prospect in the Tampa Bay organization, recorded his second win of the season by surrendering only one run on four hits.
James Parr (0-1), who recorded his 500th career minor league strikeout, gave up two runs in 5 2/3 innings.
Mitch Jones went 3-for-4 and Barbaro Canizares extended his team-high hitting streak to five games for the G-Braves (2-4).
The three-game series concludes at 7:05 tonight with Gwinnett’s Chris Resop (0-1, 2.45 ERA) facing off with Durham’s Heath Phillips (0-0, 5.79 ERA).