Posted July 16, 2012 on AP on Fox
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The Atlanta Braves received a solid pitching performance from an unexpected source in their most recent contest to help extend their winning streak to a season-best seven games. Jair Jurrjens' personal hot stretch also has been impressive given his earlier struggles. The right-hander looks to remain unbeaten since being recalled from the minors when surging Atlanta hosts former Brave Melky Cabrera and the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants in the opener of a three-game set Tuesday night. The Braves (49-39) completed a three-game sweep of the Mets with a 6-1 victory Sunday behind six scoreless innings from Ben Sheets, who hadn't pitched in the majors since July 2010. Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer and is hitting .462 during his seven-game hitting streak, while Chipper Jones went 2 for 4. "We are ecstatic," Jones told the team's official website. "For (Sheets) to come in and build on our winning streak, seven-game winning streaks don't come along very often. We (have to)...
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