The Gwinnett Stripers jumped out to an early lead and knocked off Norfolk 5-2 Tuesday night at Coolray Field.
The Stripers plated a run in the first and three more in the second off of Luis Ysla (0-3) to take early control of the game. Gwinnett added another run in the fourth inning to build an early 5-1 advantage.
Ysla took the loss after allowing five runs on nine hits over 4.0 innings of work. He walked two and struck out five but saw his ERA climb to 7.27 through four starts with the Tides.
Garabez Rosa had three hits in the setback, driving in a run in the ninth inning to pull Norfolk within 5-2. Mike Yastrzemski added two hits and two walks in the loss, as Norfolk lost for the seventh time in its last 11 contests.
Norfolk's bullpen of Jhan Marinez, Ryan O'Rourke, Francisco Jimenez and Tim Melville combined to fire four shutout innings out of the bullpen. The quartet struck out five and walked one while allowing just two hits.
The two clubs continue their four-game series on Wednesday night at Coolray Field, with first pitch slated for 7:05.
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