ATLANTA Kris Medlen cant really explain it.
Neither can anybody else.
All Medlen and his Braves teammates know is that they win when hes on the mound, something they hope will continue against the St. Louis Cardinals in Fridays National League Wild Card game (5:07 p.m.) at Turner Field.
The Braves have won a MLB-record 23 consecutive starts by Medlen, a record once held by Hall of Famers Whitey Ford and Carl Hubbell.
Its a team thing, and the main goal is winning, Medlen said. The fact that theyve won as however many in a row when Ive pitched is a really cool feeling. Like I said, were not done, so hopefully it keeps on going. I just really take pride in the team aspect rather than the personal.
The winner of the one-game playoff will advance to face the Washington Nationals in one of the two NL Division Series. The Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants will play in the other NLDS.
Atlanta will face St. Louis right-hander Kyle Lohse, who is 16-3 with a 2.86 ERA, but gave u...