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The Atlanta Braves used a barrage of home runs to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night. Freddie Freeman, Dan Uggla and Justin Upton all hit home runs in the Braves 7-5 win.
A full crowd filed into Turner Field for Opening Day and the Braves did not disappoint.
Freeman hita two-run home run off Hamels in the first inning, and Uggla hit a ball over the left-field wall an inning later. In the fifth inning it was Upton who left the yard with his first home run as a member of the Braves.
The Braves needed the home runs as Tim Hudson labored though four plus innings. Hudson allowed three runs in 4 1/3 innings of work. Philadelphia would add two runs off the Braves bullpen later in the game.
In the ninth inning Craig Kimbrel notched his first save of the year while striking out one.
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The Atlanta Braves are in serious limbo regarding the sprained left elbow of Jonny Venters. He was examined by Dr. James Andrews on Monday, ajc.com reports, but stories differ on the diagnosis.
Dave O’Brien reports that a source close to the situation said surgery hasn’t been ruled out for Venters, but that the diagnosis is “undetermined.”
MLB Network, meanwhile, reports...
The latest news on Braves reliever Jonny Venters is not encouraging. Venters met with Dr. James Andrews on Monday.
Andrews performed ligament-replacement surgery on Venters’ left elbow in 2005.
The best case scenario for Venters is a disabled list stint of a month notes Jon Heyman. The clear concern is that Venters will need to undergo Tommy John surgery.
Venters has been one of...
The Atlanta Braves have placed left-hander Jonny Venters on the 15-day with a sprained elbow and purchased the contract of catcher Evan Gattis as they set their opening day roster.
Gattis will share time with Gerald Laird as the Braves await the return of catcher Brian McCann, who is recovering from shoulder surgery. McCann is expected to return by the end of April. Gattis hit six...
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ATLANTA They ran out onto Turner Field amid fireworks and confetti and the sounds of a marching band that stood in center field raining down, while the sellout crowd of 51,456 chanted and Tomahawk Chopped.
It was the pomp and circumstance of Opening Day that greeted the Braves, punctuated by appearances by greats Dale Murphy and Phil Niekro, while Chipper Jones, in his first year...
Freddie Freeman drove in three runs with three hits, including the first of three Atlanta home runs Monday night, and the Braves beat Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies 7-5 on opening day.
Dan Uggla and Justin Upton, making his Braves debut, also homered for Atlanta, which led National League teams with 49 in spring training.
Hamels (0-1) struggled in his first opening day...
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