After losing to the Mariners 10-2 on Friday night the Braves came back on Saturday to win 5-4 and on Sunday 8-3. In six innings on Saturday, Jair Jurrjens allowed three runs and gave up three hits while striking out four and walking two. Going into the Eighth inning Seattle still carried their 3-1 lead from the First, but they tacked on one more run and the Braves rallied for two to make the score 4-3 going into the Ninth. Reuben Gotay hit a homer in the Eighth and Chipper Jones hit a two-out, pinch-hit RBI single to give the Braves the added two runs. In the top of the Ninth, the Mariners were three up and three down and in the bottom of the Ninth, the Mariners’ saver Miguel Batista couldn’t get the job done. The first batter for the Braves was Kelly Johnson who was walked, then Greg Norton hit a double to the gap in center field to score Johnson. So with Norton on second, Mark Teixieira was intentionall walked followed by Jeff Francoeur who was hit by a pitch. With the bases loaded, Brian McCann came to the plate with no outs and hit a single to score the winning, walk-off run for the Braves. In a rarity this season, the Braves had a comeback win in the Ninth. Today the Braves won 8-3 with Tim Hudson leading the way in seven shut-out innings and having some help from the bat of Mark Teixeira who hit three home runs on the day. Every Braves player had a hit on the day and combined for 14 hits on the day. Teixeira was not alone in a home run though as Brian McCann also hit a home run in the Fourth in a back-to-back display with Teixeira. Hudson is now 8-5 for the season and picked up his first interleague victory since coming to Atlanta. Chipper Jones remains out of the lineup alongside Yunel Escobar, although both were still available to pinch-hit today. Jo-Jo Reyes (3-4) will start the Braves off tomorrow night at home in a three-game series against the Brewers who will start Ben Sheets (8-1).
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