LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- In their first game back following the Triple-A All-Star break, the Gwinnett Braves (42-57) took advantage of costly mistakes by the Indianapolis Indians (61-39) and routed the International League West Division's first place club, 10-3, on Thursday night at Coolray Field.
The offense backed a strong performance by left-hander Alex Wood (W, 1-0). In his first career Triple-A appearance, the southpaw scattered three hits over 5.0 innings, allowed one run and struck out five. He went on to record his first victory since May 25 with Double-A Mississippi, when he tossed 7.0 innings of one-run baseball at Mobile.
After being held to seven runs total in their four-game series at Indianapolis in April, it was crucial for the G-Braves to get off to a good offensive start on Thursday.