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Justin Upton's 3-Run HR Helps Braves Top Reds 5-4

Justin Upton's 3-Run HR Helps Braves Top Reds 5-4

nytimes.com MLB.com Updated Apr 25
Justin Upton hit a three-run homer to continue another strong April, Ervin Santana earned his third win and the Atlanta Braves held off the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 on Friday night.
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  • Replay confirms final out in Braves' win

    Replay confirms final out in Braves' win

    MLB.com Apr 25
    The Reds unsuccessfully challenged the final out of Friday night's 5-4 loss to the Braves at Turner Field. Cincinnati challenged whether Freddie Freeman kept his foot on the bag at first on a Joey Votto groundout, and replay confirmed the call.
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  • Mesoraco, Frazier exit due to leg injuries

    Mesoraco, Frazier exit due to leg injuries

    MLB.com Apr 25
    It's been a costly Friday night for the Reds in their series opener vs. the Braves as two key players -- catcher Devin Mesoraco and third baseman Todd Frazier -- exited with injuries.
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  • Minor, Floyd making progress with rehab

    Minor, Floyd making progress with rehab

    MLB.com Apr 25
    Mike Minor and Gavin Floyd continue to work their way back to join the Braves' rotation. Minor pitches for Double-A Mississippi on Friday, and Floyd pitched for Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.
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  • Freeman says right eye discomfort is gone

    Freeman says right eye discomfort is gone

    MLB.com Apr 25
    Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman returned to Turner Field on Friday confident that he would no longer have to deal with the right eye discomfort that plagued him as he struggled throughout the Marlins series earlier this week.
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  • Falcons used “force plate” assessment on Clowney

    Falcons used “force plate” assessment on Clowney

    On Friday, the Falcons assessed South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney via a tool known as a “force plate.” The plate, pictured with Clowney’s feet on it, makes various measurements based merely on a player jumping and moving on it. The test occu…
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  • Hawks fans rain down 'OVER-RATED!' chant on beaten-down Pacers …

    Hawks fans rain down 'OVER-RATED!' chant on beaten-down Pacers late in Game 3 win (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 25
    I mentioned this briefly in Thursday's post about Jeff Teague's utterly bonkers (and shouldn't-have-counted-but-them's-the-breaks) 3-pointer late in the Atlanta Hawks' 98-85 Game 3 win over the Indiana Pacers to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven fi…
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  • Bills G.M. open about willingness to move up

    Bills G.M. open about willingness to move up

    As chatter increases about the possibility of the Texans trading the first pick in the NFL Draft, the Falcons are the usual suspect for the other end of the deal. But there might be more than one team interested. Bills General Manager Doug Whaley said d…
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  • Jeff Teague Hits Disputed Sideline 3-Pointer & Does MJ Shrug

    Jeff Teague Hits Disputed Sideline 3-Pointer & Does MJ Shrug

    dimemag.com Apr 25
    Within the last three minutes of Atlant and Indiana’s Game 3 Larry Bird peeked at between his fingers, the Hawks’ underrated point guard Jeff Teague hit an off-balance three-pointer as the shot clock expired. It was a huge part of shredding the last hop…
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  • Video - Braves Win On Review 00:44

    Braves Win On Review

    Apr 25
    Confirmation by instant replay that Joey Votto was out at first sealed the Braves' 5-4 win over the Reds.
  • Video - Will South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney end up in Atlanta? 02:36

    Will South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney end up in Atlanta?

    Apr 25
    The Atlanta Falcons met with Jadeveon Clowney on Friday and he was put through some interesting tests. Albert Breer has the latest on the possibility that the Falcons trade up to get the DE.
  • Video - Can Atlanta Falcons afford to trade up for Jadeveon Clowney? 01:26

    Can Atlanta Falcons afford to trade up for Jadeveon Clowney?

    Apr 25
    Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis tell you if the Atlanta Falcons can afford to trade away multiple picks in order to select Jadeveon Clowney in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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