Braves complete sweep of Tides

Published 9:15 pm Friday, July 24, 2009

The Gwinnett Braves completed a four-game series sweep with a 5-1 win over Norfolk Thursday night. With the four straight losses, Norfolk’s lead in the International League’s South Division is down to a half-game over Durham and one game over Gwinnett.

Brandon Jones and Barbaro Canizares each homered for the Braves. Justin Turner had three hits and drove home Norfolk’s lone run in the eighth inning, while Jeff Fiorentino added two hits in the loss.

Chris Tillman (8-6) had his three-game winning streak snapped after yielding four runs on six hits in 3.2 innings of work. Tillman walked four and struck out four, throwing 45 of his 84 pitches for strikes.

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The Tides traveled to Durham Friday for the start of a five-game, four day series with the second-place Bulls.

Upcoming schedule and promotions at Harbor Park

Tuesday, July 28

Indianapolis at Norfolk – 7:15 p.m.

Adult Post Game Base Run – The Tides invite both kids and parents to circle the bases of Harbor Park at the conclusion of the game.

Kraft Singles Tuesday Night Tickets – Present a Kraft Singles wrapper and receive the Buy One Regular Price Ticket Get One Free offer.

Wednesday, July 29

Indianapolis at Norfolk – 7:15 p.m.

Wawa Wednesday

Tides Cooler Bag Giveaway – The first 4,000 fans 18 and over will receive a Tides Cooler Bag.

Thursday, July 30

Indianapolis at Norfolk – 12:15 p.m.

Business Special

Friday, July 31

Indianapolis at Norfolk – 7:15 p.m.

“Neighborhood Stars” Ryan Zimmerman Bobblehead Giveaway – The first 2,000 kids 17 and under will receive a Ryan Zimmerman bobblehead.

International League standings

South Division W-L GB

Norfolk 54-43 –

Durham 54-44 0.5

Gwinnett 54-45 1

Charlotte 45-53 9.5

North Division

Scranton/WB 53-40 –

Syracuse 51-45 3.5

Lehigh Valley 48-50 7.5

Rochester 47-49 7.5

Pawtucket 45-50 9

Buffalo 35-59 18.5

West Division

Louisville 56-42 –

Indianapolis 47-51 9

Toledo 45-52 10.5

Columbus 43-54 12.5