The Gwinnett Braves defeated the Columbus Clippers 5-1 Tuesday at Huntington Park.
With the win, Gwinnett (63-48) swept their only series this season in Columbus and are the first team in the International League to reach 63 wins.
The G-Braves came through with timely hits and remained aggressive on the bases to take the final game of the series. Leadoff hitter and right fielder Reid Gorecki was 3-for-4 with one RBI to lead Gwinnett. Third baseman Van Pope added to the offense with a homerun in the ninth, finishing the game 2-for-3.
Catcher Damaso Espino made up the offense for the Clippers with a homerun in the seventh inning. He was 1-for-3 in the game.
Gwinnett starter Todd Redmond lasted 6 innings and recorded the win in a strong start. He allowed two hits, no earned runs and struck out three in the contest. Luis Valdez earned his 21st save of the season pitching the final 1 2/3 innings for the Braves.
Kenny Ray was credited with the loss after allowing four hits and two runs (one earned) in 6 innings.
The G-Braves are back in action at 7 p.m. Thursday when they start a four-game series at the Toledo Mud Hens. Johnny Venters (2-4, 5.20 ERA) is scheduled to face Ruddy Lugo (9-8, 4.56 ERA) of Toledo.