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G-Braves get second straight shutout against Syracuse
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LAWRENCEVILLE — After a rough start to the season, the Gwinnett Braves are starting to come around.

The Braves (13-15) picked up their seventh win in 10 games with a 4-0 win against the Syracuse Chiefs on Thursday at Gwinnett Stadium.

Gwinnett wraps up the series with three of four wins. They have won two of the last three series, with the third being a tie.

Despite being outhit 10-9, the Braves kept the Chiefs away from home plate for the second straight time and the fifth time this year.

The Braves added some power to the order with the addition of Brian McCann, who made his Triple-A debut on a rehab assignment to try out a new pair of prescription glasses designed to correct blurred vision in his left eye. He finished the night 1-for-3 with an RBI.

McCann made his presence felt early, with a double up the right field line that scored Gregor Blanco and gave Gwinnett a 1-0 lead in the first inning.

After four innings without run production from either team, Gwinnett finally expanded its lead when Brian Barton singled to right to score Barbaro Canizares.

Van Pope hit a two-run home run in the eighth.

Blanco finished the night 2-for-3 with a double and a run.

Brooks Conrad also collected two hits for Gwinnett.

Leading Syracuse at the plate were two former Atlanta Braves, Pete Orr and Ryan Langerhans, who had three hits apiece.
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