With their two best pitchers on the injured list, the Braves need starting pitching, and Michael Soroka turned in an encouraging performance in Triple-A Tuesday night.
Soroka allowed just one run in six innings and struck out eight to lead the Gwinnett Stripers to a 3-1 victory over the Durham Bulls at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville.
Braden Shewmake had a solo home run for Gwinnett (21-24).
Soroka (1-2) posted his second quality start of the season and did not allow a run over his final five innings.
In striking out eight, Soroka set a season-high, and recorded his highest strikeout total since August 16, 2022, when he also fanned eight in his first start with High-A Rome.
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