Kyle Wright throws nine-inning shutout for Stripers

Atlanta Braves pitcher Kyle Wright delivers against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a MLB preseason baseball game at Charlotte Sports Park on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, in Port Charlotte.   Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@ajc.com”

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Atlanta Braves pitcher Kyle Wright delivers against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a MLB preseason baseball game at Charlotte Sports Park on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, in Port Charlotte. Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@ajc.com”

Kyle Wright pitched his first career nine-inning complete game shutout, allowing just two hits with no walks, as the Gwinnett Stripers defeated the visiting Nashville Sounds, 7-0, on Sunday.

Wright (9-5) took a perfect game into the seventh inning before allowing a one-out double. The only other Nashville baserunner to reach came in the ninth with a lead off with a single. Wright induced a game-ending 6-4-3 double play. He worked to just one batter over the minimum, throwing 86 pitches, 64 for strikes.

Wright is 5-1 with a 2.70 ERA and .192 BAA over his last six starts with Gwinnett. He is the first Gwinnett pitcher to throw a nine-inning complete game shutout since Williams Perez on May 6, 2016.

Johan Camargo had an RBI double in the third inning and a three-run home run in the fifth. It was Camargo’s 17th homer. In going 2-for-4, Camargo raised his team-best average to .319 (117-for-367). Ryan Casteel hit a solo homer (8) in the eighth inning, finishing 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Drew Waters went 3-for-5 with a double, run and stolen base.