The St. Lucie offense was limited to five hits, and only got one base-runner past second-base all game. Juan Lagares collected two hits to raise his season totals to .329/.373/.482.
Armando Rodriguez was solid (4 IP, 3h, 2r, 1er, bb, 2k- 6GB), but took the loss for St. Lucie.
The Gnats exploded for five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to erase a 3-0 deficit and defeat Augusta 5-3. Aderlin Rodriguez (2-4, 2RBI) connected on a two-run bloop single to right-field to break a 3-3 tie.
Gonzalez German ( 6 IP, 8 h, 3r, 2er, 8K) with another solid start.
Josh Egdin worked a 1-2-3 ninth for his 13th save. Edgin has not allowed a run in any of his last 13 appearances.
With the win, the Gnats dropped their magic number to clinch the first half title against the second-place Greenville Drive to seven with ten games to play.