Making an appearance in Triple-A Gwinnett off of a hamstring injury, Jair Jurrjens allowed two earned runs in 2 1/3 innings in a 7-2 win against the Durham Bulls on Monday at Coolray Field. After allowing a pair of runs in the third inning, followed by consecutive walks, Jurrjens was pulled from the game.
Tied 2-2, the G-Braves scored five runs in the eighth inning. With a pair of runners in scoring position, Joe Thurston drove in a pair of runs with an RBI double. Luis Bolivar also drove in a pair of runs with a bases-loaded single.
Bolivar scored the final run in the eighth inning on a ground out by Clint Sammons.
Freddie Freeman started the inning with a single and scored on Thurston’s double.
In the sixth inning, Bolivar reached when he was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning, then scored on a ground out by Wes Timmons.
Jones scored on a single in the seventh inning from Thurston.
Matt Young, Bolivar and Thurston each finished the game with a pair of hits for Gwinnett.
After Jurrjens left the game in the third, Mariano Gomez, Cory Gearrin, Stephen Marek and Michael Dunn combined to keep Durham from scoring again.
The two teams play the final game of the four-game series at 7 tonight.