How the winning run scored: Gwinnett's Tyler Greene led off the top of the ninth inning Friday night with a single and moved to second on Matt Pagnozzi's bunt. Pagnozzi reached first on a throwing error by Columbus pitcher Bryan Price. The next batter, Jose Constanza, attempted a bunt off reliever Clay Rapada. Constanza reached third base on a throwing error by Rapada that allowed Greene and Pagnozzi to score and give the G-Braves a 4-3 lead.

At the plate: Greene, formerly of Georgia Tech, was 3-for-4, and teammates Phil Gosselin and Ernesto Mejia each had two hits.

On the mound: G-Braves starter David Hale allowed eight hits in seven innings, but only three runs. He struck out six and didn't walk a batter.

Up next for Gwinnett: The G-Braves (57-77) and the Clippers (65-69) meet again at 7:05 p.m. Saturday in Columbus. Gwinnett plans to starter right-hander Omar Poveda (6-7, 3.49 ERA) against righty Trevor Bauer (6-6, 4.14).