The Gwinnett Braves and Indianapolis Indians split a doubleheader on Wednesday in Indianapolis. The Indians scored three seventhinning runs for the come-from-behind 3-2 win in Game 1. In the second game, Gwinnett held off another seventh-inning rally to defeat Indianapolis 4-3.
Gwinnett remains five games above .500 with a 36-31 record. Indianapolis is now 31-34 on the season.
Gwinnett scored a pair of runs in the fifth inning to take a 2-0 lead in the first game.
John Halama reached on a fielder’s choice that scored Brian Barton and the next batter, J.C. Holt, was retired on sacrifice bunt that allowed Kody Kirkland to score from third for a 2-0 lead.
Gwinnett outfielder Brian Barton was 2-for-3, while Reid Gorecki was hitless to bring an end to a 10-game hitting streak.
In the second game, the G-Braves scored first. Gorecki led off the game with his 11th double of the season. He was moved to third on consecutive walks to Holt and Conrad. And in his first game back from Atlanta, Barbaro Canizares drove home Gorecki on a sacrifice fly to center field.
The G-Braves broke the 1-1 tie with a tworun third inning. Alvin Colina and Barton had back-to-back RBI singles to give Gwinnett a 3-1 lead.
The G-Braves scored an insurance run in the top of the sixth inning. Conrad drove home Antonio Perez on a two-out single to right to put the G-Braves up 4-1.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Indianapolis scored twice and cut the lead to just a run. Steve Pearce smacked a tworun homer over the leftfield fence. Pearce’s 10th home run of the season made it a 4-3 game.
Brooks Conrad was 2-for-3 and Barton 2-for-4 to lead the Gwinnett offense in the second game.