The Gwinnett Braves won their third straight game Tuesday with a 2-1 victory over the Norfolk Tides.
The G-Braves (5-8) jumped out to 1-0 lead in the first when Brent Clevlen brought home Matt Young with a two-out, first-inning single. The score remained that way until the seventh frame, when the G-Braves took advantage of a throwing error by second baseman Scott Moore to score an unearned run and extend their lead to 2-0.
Norfolk pulled within a run in the eighth inning on a two-out RBI double by Robert Andino, but Scott Proctor retired Jeff Salazar on a flyout to center to avoid any further damage. G-Braves closer Craig Kimbrel then worked a perfect ninth inning to register his third save of the season and give Gwinnett two straight wins to open the four-game series.
Gwinnett starter Todd Redmond (2-1) earned the win, yielding one run on six hits in 7 1/3 innings. Redmond struck out four and lowered his ERA for the season to 1.69.
The Tides and G-Braves will square off again at 7:15 tonight, with Troy Patton (0-2, 11.12) taking the hill for Norfolk against Gwinnett lefty Ryne Reynoso (0-2, 6.30).