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Braves Defeat Blue Jays, Mets In Split-Squad Games

The Atlanta Braves played two games today using split-squad and they won both of those matchups. The first game was against the Toronto Blue Jays where the Braves won 5-3. In this game the Braves led 5-1 heading into the top of the ninth inning and Anthony Varvaro did give up two runs but held off the Blue Jays to win.

Dan Uggla homered in his third straight game and the winning pitcher was Brandon Beachy and he allowed only two hits while striking out six, walked one and gave up one run over four innings.

In the other game today, the Braves took on the New York Mets and won 3-2 after scoring three runs in the eighth inning. Catcher David Ross hit the go-ahead, two-run double in a three-run eighth inning. Ross, Martin Prado and Jason Heyward each had two hits on the afternoon

Braves starter Kris Medlin gave up one hit in four shutout innings, struck out four and walked one.

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