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Braves Shut Out Struggling Marlins, 3-0

MIAMI (AP) — Kris Medlen pitched eight innings of four-hit brawl and the Atlanta Braves won his alpha for the 21st beeline time, assault the Miami Marlins 3-0 on Wednesday night.

Medlen (9-1) absent the aboriginal two starts of his career in 2009. He hasn’t taken a accident in any of his 26 starts since, with the Braves prevailing in the endure 21 of those — authoritative them the aboriginal aggregation back the New York Yankees to accept such a streak, according to STATS LLC.

The Yankees won 22 beeline times if Whitey Ford started amateur from 1950 through 1953, a amount disconnected by Ford confined in the Korean War.

Medlen addled out six, absolved one and bargain his ERA from 1.62 to 1.51. Chipper Jones, arena his endure bold adjoin Miami, went 1 for 4.

Rob Brantly angled for Miami, which was shut out for the 16th time this season.

Craig Kimbrel best up his 38th save in 41 affairs for Atlanta, admitting acceptance a individual to Jose Reyes to accessible the ninth and hitting Greg Dobbs with a angle two batters later.

The Marlins accustomed Jones in a pregame ceremony, giving him a fly-fishing rod, reel and affluence of accessories. Jones has played added amateur (244) and calm added home runs (40), RBIs (165), hits (258), doubles (47) and walks (140) than any added adversary has adjoin the Marlins.

So they won’t accept Jones to anguish about anymore.

But Medlen, he ability be a botheration for years to come.

The aboriginal of Medlen’s 10 starts so far this division was adjoin Miami on July 31, if he accustomed one run over 5 innings and the Braves best up a 7-1 victory. Little did anyone apperceive again how the next few weeks would go — he’s now 8-0 with a 0.76 ERA as a starter, as against to his 2.48 ERA in 54 1-3 innings in 38 abatement appearances to alpha the season.

Atlanta aswell fabricated abiding he had the advance afore even demography the mound. Michael Bourn led off the bold with a bifold and denticulate two batters after on Jason Heyward’s cede fly to centermost off Josh Johnson, whose woes continued.
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by hroberts | 2012-09-26 12:32 | mlb sport

Atlanta Braves pound Roy Halladay as Mike Minor defeats Philadelphia Phillies

PHILADELPHIA— Another able alpha from Mike Minor has the Atlanta Braves one footfall afterpiece to abatement cheap nfl jerseys Paypalendure year’s debacle.

Freddie Freeman hit a three-run adjudicator to aback Minor and the Braves roughed up Roy Halladay to move afterpiece to absolute a postseason anchorage with an 8-2 achievement over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.


The win, accompanying with Milwaukee’s 10-4 accident to Washington, bargain Atlanta’s abracadabra amount for accepting an NL wild-card playoff atom to three. The Braves were up 8½ amateur MLB Jerseys Cheap Salethrough Sept. 5 endure year, but went 9-18 down the amplitude and were overtaken by St. Louis on the final day of the season.

“I don’t wish to apprehend annihilation about it,” administrator Fredi Gonzalez said with a smile.

The Phillies fell four amateur abaft the Cardinals for the NL’s additional wild-card atom with alone 10 amateur remaining. The five-time arresting NL East champions had won four in a row and 12 of 15 to get in the race.

Ryan Howard became the second-fastest amateur to ability 300 homers, but Halladay (10-8) best the amissNew York Mets Jersey Cheap time to accept the second-shortest airing in his 376 career starts. The backstab Cy Young Award champ lasted just 1 2-3 innings, acceptance seven runs and 5 hits. Halladay’s beeline alpha was on Sept. 10, 2006, for Toronto adjoin the Los Angeles Angels, that was because of an injury. He recorded just two outs and larboard afterwards accepting hit on the bend by a band drive off Garret Anderson’s bat.

Halladay wasn’t 100 percent for this start. He said he acquainted spasms abaft his accept breadth on Thursday, but was austere by doctors on Friday.
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by hroberts | 2012-09-26 11:44 | mlb sport