Indianapolis Indians  2,  Gwinnett Braves  1

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Locke struck out 8 batters in 6 innings tonight.

LF Gorkys Hernandez and starter Jeff Locke used to be prospects in the Atlanta Braves' organization.  Tonight they helped the Indianapolis Indians beat Atlanta's AAA affiliate, the Gwinnett Braves, at Coolray Field in Gwinnett.  Hernandez doubled and drove in both of the Indians' runs, while Locke pitched 6 innings and allowed one run on 8 hits, with 8 strikeouts.

Locke began the game by allowing one hit in each of the first three innings, but worked around all of them.  A double in the bottom of the 1st was followed by two strikeouts, and lead-off singles in the 2nd and 3rd were followed by double plays.  The Braves were more successful in the 4th inning.  After two gr...

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