Written by Norfolk Tides
Zach Britton threw six strong innings to lead the Tides past the Gwinnett Braves 5-1 Thursday night from Coolray Field.
The Tides trailed 1-0 entering the sixth inning before rallying for three runs on one hit in the frame. Norfolk took advantage of four walks in the inning, including back-to-back bases loaded walks to L.J. Hoes and Yamaico Navarro that gave the Tides the lead. Britton (1-0) allowed one run on five hits as Norfolk earned its third straight win over the Braves. Britton walked two and struck out two, throwing 43 of his 85 pitches for strikes.
Norfolk extended their lead later in the contest on RBI singles by Russ Canzler and Jonathan Schoop.
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