So, less than a day removed from notching a thrilling walk-off win, the Reds couldn't exactly capitalize by taking advantage of the momentum in the series finale. Cincinnati fell to the Atlanta Braves, 7-2, Wednesday afternoon as former Red Juan Francisco blasted a grand slam, Dan Uggla homered twice, and shortstop Andrelton Simmons continued to terrorize the Redlegs by churning out four hits (all singles).
Dusty Baker and crew will enjoy an off day Thursday before welcoming division rival Milwaukee for a three-game weekend series beginning Friday night. Southpaw Tony Cingrani will get the starting nod for the Reds opposite Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo.
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+ Fun fact: Before Tuesday, the last time the Reds hit back-to-back home runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to win was August 27, 1977 when Dan Driessen tied a game and Johnny Bench hit a walk-off homer against the Phillies. [ESPN]