Found July 11, 2013 on Atlanta Bullpen:
The Atlanta Braves newest all-star, Freddie Freeman, used Thursday night to show why he deserved to win the final NL spot.  Freeman led the Braves (53-39) to a 6-5 victory in the first of four games against the Cincinnati Reds (51-41). It was around 5:15 p.m. on Thursday when Freddie Freeman and the Braves got the news they had hoped to hear.  With 19.7 million votes, Freeman beat out Yusiel Puig and grabbed the final spot on the NL All-Star team.  Freeman will join teammate, Craig Kimbrel, next week at Citi Field. Thursday was the second game in as many days the Braves got behind in the game’s first inning.  Reds’ all-star, Brandon Phillips, gave the Reds the first run of the game when he singled off Braves starter, Tim Hudson.  Shin-Soo Choo scored on the single by Phillips.  Another Reds all-star, Joey Votto, scored in the inning as well.  He was able to score on a single to right field by Jay Bruce.  The Reds led 2-0 after the top of the first. In the Braves first at bat, Freddi...
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