Found August 04, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
The offense during the first eight games of their winning streak was fueled by timely hits and a lot of home runs but the Braves on Saturday manufactured their decisive run with walks a heady play and hustle. After three walks loaded the bases in the 12th inning a ground out by Dan Uggla drove in the last run for the Braves in a 5-4 win against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park pushing Atlanta’s winning streak to nine games. Paul Janish’s take-out slide at second base and Uggla’s full-bore sprint were keys to avoiding an inning-ending double play. “Janish went in there hard against (Chase) Utley” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “And Danny busted hard down the line 90 feet to make that a bang-bang (play) and all of a sudden we win the game. You go in tip-toeing and you give Chase a clean look at the first-base bag and they turn (the double play) and we end up not scoring a run.” Craig Kimbrel worked around a leadoff single in the bottom of the 12th to collect his 33rd save an...

B.J. Upton Activated and Will Start Against Phillies Today

Atlanta Braves outfielder B.J. Upton was activated off the disabled list and will start today against the Phillies.  Upton will play center field and bat seventh. Upton went on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring injury suffered while trying to make a running catch. Catcher Gerald Laird has been placed on the disabled list with a kidney stone problem to make room for...

Three Cuts: Johnson ties Aaron mark; Braves win 8th straight

Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 6-4 win over the Phillies the club's eighth straight victory. 1. Chris Johnson may go down as the quietest batting championrecord-setter in MLBBraves history On Friday, Johnson tallied a solo homer and double to become the first Atlanta player in franchise history to rack up multiple hits in eight consecutive outings perfectly...

Three Cuts: Braves topple Phillies in extra-inning fashion

As Craig Kimbrel shut the door for his NL-leading 33rd save, the Braves completed their 35th come-from behind win in 2013 on, of all things, a fielder's choice. Here are three observations from the 5-4 extra-inning win: 1. Dan Uggla played the unspectacular hero, but Brandon Beachy's improved performance was the biggest takeaway Five days ago, while making his first start...

Braves win 7th straight, hope to take momentum on road

While Shelby Miller of the Cardinals has been the talk of the NL Rookie of the Year race, Julio Teheran is asking voters to give him a chance. In the last 7 games, the Braves have put on a show for all of baseball. With their offense, defense and pitching firing on all cylinders, the Braves have been ridiculously good. In the 7 games of the home stand, they outscored opponents 51...

Three Cuts: Red-hot Braves clip Phillies, add to NL East lead

Taking three cuts as the Braves dropped the Phillies 4-1 to complete their third sweep in a row in running their winning streak to 10 straight games. 1. The NL East lead grows -- and it could get even bigger Chris Johnson swept Cliff Lee's two-out, two-strike cutter into right field, scoring Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman as the National League's batting leader -- now...

Cutest Dad Ever

#TwitterlessBillyT is awesome! --> MT @FCAsouthATL: @Braves RT for buddy. He's a big Braves fan! #twitterlessBillyT — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 5, 2013 Amazing work, so I sent this link to my dad (who goes by Billy T)...   This is a feat. My dad isn't a techie person and I can count on both hands the number of times I've gotten...

Braves-Nationals Preview

The Atlanta Braves are running away with the NL East. This could become an even more one-sided race if they can take care of the Washington Nationals in a three-game set starting Monday night in the nation's capital. Led by Alex Wood's six strong innings and Chris Johnson's ninth multi-hit game in 10 contests, Atlanta (67-45) won 4-1 at Philadelphia on Sunday. The Braves...

Braves beat Phillies 4-1 for 10th straight win

AARON BRACY Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Alex Wood didn’t want to be the one to stop the Atlanta Braves’ winning streak. Chris Johnson drove in two runs and Wood pitched six strong innings to lead the Braves to their 10th straight victory, 4-1 over the slumping Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday night. Wood (2-2) allowed one run and two hits in his fourth major league...

Braves Stay Hot, Beat Phillies

PHILADELPHIA – The Atlanta Braves continued their winning streak in game one of their three-game stint against the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 6-4. The victory makes eight in a row for the Braves, and two consecutive in which the opposing shortstop is ejected. Jimmy Rollins was ejected in the ninth, along with Phillies [...]
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