How it happened: For the second night in a row, the Braves used timely hitting and solid pitching to post a one-run win over the Sand Gnats. The Braves — , who beat the Gnats 2-1 in Thursday’s series opener — scored single runs in the first, fifth and seventh innings of Friday’s game to take a 3-0 lead and then held off a late rally by the Gnats.
Who did what for Rome: Tony Mueller finished with three hits, and Robby Hefflinger and William Beckwith drove in one run each.
On the mound: Rome starter Jarrett Miller worked 3 1-3 scoreless innings, and reliever Ronan Pacheco (2-0) followed with 2 2-3 shutout innings to lower his ERA to 0.68.
Game note: Atlanta relief pitcher Peter Moylan, who is rehabbing with Rome, worked a scoreless inning, allowing one hit with one strikeout.