The Gwinnett Braves lost to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, 6-1, on Tuesday at PNC Field. Todd Redmond took the loss, dropping his season record to 8-9 after six innings of work. Gwinnett (44-53) remains in last place in the International League South, while Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (57-40) is in first place in the IL North.
Redmond allowed four earned runs, while striking out four and walking two during his six innings. Scott Proctor threw the seventh and gave up two earned runs on two hits and two walks. In his first appearance for Gwinnett, Michael Broadway tossed a scoreless eighth while striking out one.
Freddie Freeman doubled in the first inning and was driven in by a Barbaro Canizares single to account for the only Gwinnett run of the game.
Catcher Jesus Montero hit two home runs with three RBIs to lead the Yankees from the plate, while Ivan Nova threw eight innings, giving up only one earned run and striking out six to earn his eighth win of the season from the mound. Mark Melancon pitched a scoreless ninth for the Yankees.
Gwinnett will play the third game of a four-game series with Scranton at 7:05 p.m., Wednesday at PNC Field. Left-handed pitcher Scott Diamond (0-0, 18.00 ERA) is scheduled to start for Gwinnett while right-hander Tim Redding (5-4, 3.32 ERA) is on the mound for the Yankees.