by Mike Potter
Freddie Freeman went 5-for-5 with a homer and four RBI, leading the Gwinnett Braves to an 11-4 rout of the visiting Durham Bulls in the opener of their two-game series.
Leslie Anderson led the Bulls with three hits including a double with an RBI. Fernando Perez doubled and singled with an RBI while Dioner Navarro added a pair of hits for two RBI.
The Bulls will play at Gwinnett again on Friday night before moving on to Charlotte for the opener of a five-game, two-city series.
Bulls at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m.
Bobby Livingston (L, 3-8, 5.79) vs. Kenshin Kawakami (R, 0-1, 4.11)