Posted June 24, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Atlanta Braves and Kansas City Royals are hoping they've put an end to their respective scoring slumps. That doesn't mean runs will be easy to come by Tuesday night. Ervin Santana looks to continue his outstanding stretch on the mound and provide a rude welcome to the Braves, who counter with Kris Medlen in the franchise's first visit to Kansas City. After consecutive 2-0 losses to open a weekend series in Milwaukee, Atlanta (44-33) salvaged the finale with Sunday's 7-4 victory. Chris Johnson and Jordan Schafer hit solo homers after Brian McCann's first-inning grand slam ended the Braves' 24-inning scoreless stretch. "Games like this, they say hitting is contagious," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "Hopefully, it catches a couple of guys and keeps going.'' Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman need to get going, as they're a combined 9 for 50 in the last seven games. Justin Upton, the team leader with 15 home runs, has two hits i...
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