Ronald Acuna, Kris Medlen lead the Gwinnett Braves to a victory


Right fielder Ronald Acuna had another big game as the Gwinnett Braves beat the Louisville Bats 7-3 Saturday night in Triple-A baseball in Lawrenceville.

Acuna went 2-for-5 with a home run, a double, two runs, an RBI and a stolen base to lead the G-Braves (58-60).

Gwinnett’s Kris Medlen (2-5) earned a win by pitching six innings. He gave up one run and just two hits while walking one and striking out four.

Acuna launched a solo home run an estimated 399 feet in the fourth inning. It was his fifth with Gwinnett and 17th overall this season. Acuna also struck out twice. He is hitting .333.

Kyle Kubitza went 2-for-3 with a triple, two runs scored and two RBIs for the Braves.


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