Braves prospect Dustin Peterson bumps batting average over .300

Left fielder Dustin Peterson went 3-for-4 and raised his batting average to .306 but the Gwinnett Braves lost to the host Louisville Bats 5-2 in Triple-A play Tuesday night.

Braves starter Lucas Sims (4-3) got the loss,  allowing three earned runs and seven hits in six innings. He walked three and struck out five. Sims has a 3.54 ERA for Gwinnett (27-23).

Reliever Eric O’Flaherty, on an injury rehab assignment, gave up four hits, two earned runs and a walk in one-third of an inning.

Third baseman Adonis Garcia, also on an injury rehab, went 0-for-3 but is hitting. 385. Second baseman  Ozzie Albies  went 1-for-4 and is hitting .266.

The loss snapped a five-game losing streak for Louisville and ended a four-game Gwinnett winning streak. 

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