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Alex Gonzalez Walks Off In Braves 6-3 Victory

All Alex Gonzalez needed to do was hit a fly ball, and he surely did that. He got all of a Mitchell Boggs pitch and won the game with a three run shot after Rick Ankiel walked and Eric Hinske singled. It was just another dramatic last at-bat victory for the Braves, who are now tied for first place once again.

Tommy Hanson pitched well as the starter, going seven innings and allowing just two earned runs on an Albert Pujols double. Jonny Venters got credited with a blown save after allowing the tying run to score, but most of that was Martin Prado's fault for making a throwing error earlier in the inning.

The rest of the Braves bullpen was virtually flawless. Peter Moylan, Billy Wagner, Takashi Saito, Kyle Farnsworth, and Craig Kimbrel combined for 4.2 scoreless innings with just one hit and one walk allowed in total. Kimbrel earned the win with a scoreless inning which featured two strikeouts.

This is the game recap taken from Talking Chop. Tomorrow night Tim Hudson is on the mound as the Braves look to take the series three games to one.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.