Tides defensive gems not enough in 3-2 loss to Braves

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The Tides provided the fans at Harbor Park with some great defensive gems on Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough as the Gwinnett Braves won 3-2.

Dariel Alvarez homered and singled to lead Norfolk’s eight-hit effort, the second straight contest in which the 26-year-old outfielder has belted a homer as part of a two-hit night. Over his last eight games, Alvarez has now hit .324 (11-34) with two home runs and four RBI.

Norfolk starter Zach Davies turned in an impressive outing in his Harbor Park debut, as he allowed just one run on four hits over six innings of work. Davies, who now owns a 1.80 ERA through three starts this season, walked one and struck out five while throwing 57 of his 84 pitches for strikes.

The same two teams meet again on Thursday afternoon.

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