The Gwinnett Braves beat the Indianapolis Indians 6-3 Sunday afternoon at Victory Field in Indianapolis. The win snaps the Braves’ four-game losing streak. The Braves are now 19-24. The Indians move back to .500 at 22-22.
The Braves scored three runs in the top of the ninth. Wes Timmons broke a 3-3 tie with a two-out RBI single to right, scoring Matt Young from second. Both Gregor Blanco and Wes Timmons then scored on the same passed ball by Indians’ catcher Luke Carlin.
The pitch had struck out Barbaro Canizares but got by Carlin and all the way to the backstop. Canizares made it to first on the play.
Jose Ortegano got a no decision in his second Triple-A start for Gwinnett. Mike Dunn came in to pitch in the bottom of the sixth. Craig Kimbrel gets his first win of the season.
Gregor Blanco went 1-for-3 and extended his hitting streak to nine games. Barbaro Canizares was 2-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs. Wes Timmons was 2-for-4 and scored three runs.
For Indianapolis, first baseman Erik Kratz went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, his fifth of the season. Second baseman Brian Friday was 2-for-2 with an RBI.