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Third Base Error Proves Costly, Braves Clinging To 8-7 Lead

Omar Infante made a crucial error at third base that ended up being a main cause for three runnings crossing the plate.

With Jonny Venters pitching, a Jimmy Rollins single preceded a Mike Sweeney line drive to Infante. Infante let it go between his legs, which allowed Brian Bocock — who ran for Rollins — to move to third base. Wilson Valdez battled through a tough at bat against Billy Wagner, eventually driving in a run on a single. Ben Fransisco followed that up with a two-RBI double.

The Braves walked Jayson Werth to attack the left-handed Raul Ibanez. Both Fransisco and Werth stole, putting the winning run in scoring position. Wagner toughened up and struck Ibanez out on three pitches to end the inning. Entering the ninth, the Braves still have a 8-7 lead.

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