Gio pitched 5 innings and struck out 8. Good performances outta the pen too, by Little and Zaleski. 3 more K's for each for a total of 14 K's.
Boomer Berry, 2-4 with a double and an rbi.
In the Charlotte game, Adkins was rocked but Anderson, Big Ben and Becker all homered. 11-10 Columbus.
Bullard lost Birmingham's opener 7-0.