• Freeman, Santana Help Braves Win 8th Straight

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jul 5, 2014
    Freddie Freeman drove in two runs, Ervin Santana won his second straight start, and the Atlanta Braves stretched their winning streak to eight games with a 5-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. After the Braves extended their winning streak to eight games with Friday night's 5-2 victory over the D-backs, Santana proved he had regained that smile he had lost a few weeks ago. Santana retired 11 straight before Didi Gregorius singled to begin the eighth. Surprisingly, this encouraging offensive trend has transpired since Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez made the baffling decision to move B.J. Upton to the leadoff spot. The veteran pitcher had just pitched into the eighth inning for the first time since his April 9 season debut and his offensive mates had once again proven they can provide sufficient support without power.
    Source: nytimes.com
    • Braves win eighth straight behind resurgent Santana

      The Braves extended their season-best winning streak to eight games with Friday night's 5-2 win over the D-backs. Ervin Santana delivered his most impressive start in more than a month, tossing 7 1/3 strong innings of two-run ball for the win.
      Source: MLB.com

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