• Five-run fifth gives Braves eighth straight win

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Aug 2, 2013
    Brian McCann and Chris Johnson hit consecutive homers in a five-run fifth inning to lead the Atlanta Braves to their eighth straight win with a 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday. After spending the previous four days delivering knockout blows against the Rockies' pitching staff, the Braves arrived at Citizens Bank Park on Friday night and rudely introduced themselves to young Ethan Martin during a five-run fifth inning that proved decisive in their 6-4 win over the Phillies. It is the most for any Braves player since the franchise moved to Atlanta in 1966. David Carpenter struck out the Philadelphia side in the seventh, Jordan Walden fanned two in the eighth and Craig Kimbrel got two in the ninth for his NL-best 32nd save. While manager Fredi Gonzalez spent much of this season's first four months saying that his lineup had not yet clicked on all cylinders, he was not necessarily talking about the routine offensive outbursts his club has created this week.
    Source: MLB.com
    • Braves use big 5th inning to win 8th straight

      Brian McCann and Chris Johnson hit consecutive homers in a five-run fifth inning to lead the Atlanta Braves to their eighth straight win with a 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday.
      Source: ESPN.com

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