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Triple-A: Braves Rally Late To Top Chiefs 3-2

Gwinnett's Omar Infante drove in the game winning runs on Wednesday to help the Braves rally to a 3-2 win over the Chiefs. (Photo: Gabe Rodriguez)

Gwinnett’s Omar Infante drove in the game winning runs on Wednesday to help the Braves rally to a 3-2 win over the Chiefs. (Photo: Gabe Rodriguez)

The Syracuse Chiefs (42-56) hosted the series finale against the Gwinnett Braves (46-51) on Wednesday afternoon at NBT Bank Stadium. The Braves however, were able to pull off a late ninth inning rally to defeat the Chiefs 3-2.

RHP Chris Ellis (ERA 7.48) took the start for Gwinnett as RHP Taylor Hill (ERA 4.25) took the mound for Syracuse.

Gwinnett's RHP Ellis on the mound against the Syracuse Chiefs on Wednesday afternoon. (Photo: Gabe Rodriguez)

Gwinnett’s RHP Chris Ellis on the mound against the Syracuse Chiefs on Wednesday afternoon. (Photo: Gabe Rodriguez)

Matt Skole tacked on the first run of the game with a solo homerun in the bottom of the fourth on a fly ball to right center field. Jhonatan Solano’s sac fly then drove in another run as the Chiefs took a 2-0 lead.

Ellis pitched five innings allowing two runs off of four hits; striking out three and walking three.

In the top of the sixth, Mel Rojas Jr. hit a solo homerun to cut the deficit to one run and put the Braves on the board.

In the top of the ninth with two outs and bases loaded, Omar Infante hit a two run single to give Gwinnett the 3-2 lead and then win.

Hill worked seven solid innings allowing just one run on five hits; striking out three and walking one. He was in line to earn the win until the ninth when Erik Davis allowed two runs and was charged with the loss and blown save.

RHP Taylor Hill pitched a gem against the Braves but the bullpen couldn't hold it down. (Photo: Gabe Rodriguez)

RHP Taylor Hill pitched a gem against the Braves but the bullpen couldn’t hold it down. (Photo: Gabe Rodriguez)

 

Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

Senior Editor at Legends On Deck®
Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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