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CINCINNATI (AP) --Dan Uggla hit a pair of solo homers and Juan Francisco added his first career grand slam as the Atlanta Braves recovered from a stunning last-swing loss by beating the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 Wednesday.
Atlanta took two of three in the series, the first the Reds lost at home this season. The Reds are 13-6 at Great American Ball Park, the most home wins the majors.
Devin Mesoraco and Shin-Soo Choo hit two-out homers in the ninth inning for Cincinnati's 5-4 win on Tuesday night. A day later, one of the NL's top power teams got the better of it. Atlanta came into the game tied with Colorado for the NL lead with 44 homers.
Uggla had solo shots in the fourth and sixth innings off Mike Leake (2-2), his first multihomer game this season. Leake pitched into the eighth, ending a streak of six straight subpar starts by the Reds rotation.
Francisco's slam off J.J. Hoover highlighted a five-run eighth inning. The Braves obtained Francisco in a trade with the Reds last ...
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The Atlanta Braves recently welcomed All-Star catcher Brian McCann back from his shoulder injury. Atlanta will now have to juggle McCann and hot-hitting backstop Evan Gattis to keep both bats in the lineup. However, this may only prove an issue for the remainder of the season, as Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says the "handwriting is on the wall" for McCann to exit via free...
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In case you went to bed early Tuesday night, and neglected to watch the Reds-Braves game until the final out, you missed one heck of a finish at Great American Ball Park.
Cincinnati essentially snatched victory from the jaws of defeat after overcoming a deficit against arguably the best closer in baseball in Craig Kimbrel. The Reds trailed...
With the return of Brian McCann to the lineup on Monday and Jason Heyward still on the disabled list, the Atlanta Braves have been experimenting with catcher Evan Gattis in left field. His glove has been a bit suspect in left this week, but on Wednesday, he showed off his cannon of a right arm.
The Reds had the bases loaded and none out, and Donald Lutz hit a routine fly ball...
The Braves and Reds tangle again tonight at 7:10
How ’bout Andrelton Simmons last night? He went 3 for 4 with 2 home runs and 3 RBI and made a play at second base that still has me scratching my head. If he makes that play in the seventh game of the World Series it would be legendary. Check out the video at: Andrelton Simmons Great Play
With last night’s win the Braves...
Braves closer Craig Kimbrel has been so dominant in his career, that when he struggles like he has recently, it comes as a shock.
Kimbrel has blown three of his last five save opportunities, including last night when he gave up back-to-back jacks with two outs in the ninth, while trying to preserve a one run lead. So is something wrong with Kimbrel?
“I feel like those are three...
Dan Uggla and Juan Francisco helped Atlanta quickly forget a terrible ending.
Uggla hit a pair of solo homers and Francisco added his first career grand slam as the Braves recovered from a stunning last-swing loss by beating the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 Wednesday.
Atlanta took two of three in the series, the first the Reds lost at home this season. The Reds are 13-6 at Great American...
There are few players of today’s era (okay, literally yesterday’s era) that are more respected than Chipper Jones. He played the game, did it the right way, battled through injuries, won a World Series, played in three, 8 All Star games, career .303, 468 home runs.
So after a clearly blown home run call by crew chief Angel Hernandez in the Oakland Athletics vs. Cleveland Indians...
CINCINNATI Corky Miller sits in the Cincinnati Reds dugout with a notebook open across his lap, pen furiously scribbling as the baseball game unfolds in front of him.Manager Dusty Baker notices.I see him taking notes, he said. I think hes probably watching catcher Devin Mesoraco, doing a critique. Of course, he could be just doodling, too.Miller, the 37-year-old catcher who has...
Dan Uggla is rolling
Braves second baseman Dan Uggla is not only hotter right now than Kate Upton, he is hotter than all the Uptons. In the past 6 games, Uggla has 11 hits in 24 at bats, 3 home runs, 2 triples, 5 RBI, and has scored 8 times. After having his batting average under .200 all season, Uggla is now hitting .209.
Justin Upton was the hottest of all Uptons for a while...
Reds minor league pitcher Daniel Tuttle has been suspended for 100 games after violating the league's substance abuse program for the third time.
Tuttle was previously suspended 50 games for a second violation which occurred in July 2011.
The right-hander currently resides on the disabled list and has been there since April 4.
Here is the short release from MLB:
So, less than a day removed from notching a thrilling walk-off win, the Reds couldn't exactly capitalize by taking advantage of the momentum in the series finale. Cincinnati fell to the Atlanta Braves, 7-2, Wednesday afternoon as former Red Juan Francisco blasted a grand slam, Dan Uggla homered twice, and shortstop Andrelton Simmons continued to terrorize the Redlegs by churning...
Cincinnati Reds minor leaguer Daniel Tuttle has screwed up once again.
Just ten months after being handed a 50-game suspension for his second offense under MLB's Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, the 22-year-old right-hander's consequences have doubled for a third drug abuse violation. His 100-game benching is effective immediately. Idiot.
Former Atlanta Braves star Otis Nixon spent 17 seasons in the MLB from 1983 – 1999. He’s also been married to three famous women – 70′s soul singer Candi Stanton in 2010, former singer and TLC manager Perri “Pebbles” Reid and boxer Sugar Ray Lenoard’s ex wife Juanita back in the 80′s. Nixon was celebrated for beating several drug addictions during that time.
Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann made his return last night in Cincinnati. He went 0/4 with a walk in his first game back with the club, but looked much leaner and also was lacking his trademark bushy beard. The Braves new folk hero behind the plate, Evan Gattis, played left for Atlanta and strugged defensively, but ended up going 1/4 at the plate with an RBI double. Atlanta won...
Chipper Jones is worth a reported $110 million
According to the website, Celebrity Net Worth, former Braves great and future Hall of Famer, Chipper Jones, is worth $110 million. A hefty sum of money, but there’s another recent Braves player who is worth more.
Jones retired from the Braves after last season, and at 41 years of age, still has many years to enjoy his riches. And...