Found April 14, 2012 on Fox Sports South:
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This is what the Braves expect from their offense every game. There was Brian McCann going 4-for-5 with a home run, four RBIs and even a rare stolen base. There was Dan Uggla going 3-for-5 with three RBIs, including the game winners. There was Michael Bourn with two hits, a triple and two runs scored. And there were the Braves, scoring a season-high 10 runs on a season-high 14 hits. They hit two doubles, two home runs and a triple. They batted around in a six-run fifth inning. And they did all of this with Chipper Jones sitting on the bench with a swollen left knee. This was the first game this season where the Braves hit like they think they can. And they needed all 10 of those runs to knock off the Milwaukee Brewers 10-8 on Friday, because their vaunted bullpen failed to protect a three-run lead. These Braves hitters didn't resemble the bunch that was held to four hits in a season-opening 1-0 loss to the New York Mets, or the one that scored two runs on seven hits in t...
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