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

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Apr 25, 2014
    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. Upton and Freddie Freeman, Justin Upton hit his team-leading sixth homer. Braves starting pitcher Ervin Santana needed just 58 pitches to keep the Reds scoreless through the first five innings. But the veteran right-hander allowed the Reds to keep things interesting as Cincinnati tallied a pair of runs in both of the next two innings. David Carpenter stopped the seventh-inning bleeding by retiring the only batter he faced, and Jordan Walden extended his recent dominance with a scoreless eighth inning.
    Source: nytimes.com
    • J. Upton gives Braves lead, and 'pen holds on

      Justin Upton delighted the home crowd with another first-inning home run, and a suddenly stingy bullpen helped the Braves open a three-game series with Friday night's 5-4 win over the Reds at Turner Field. The final out of the game was confirmed by inst…
      Source: MLB.com

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