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Atlanta Braves Split Brief Series With Reds, Prepare For Marlins

The Braves have an odd schedule this week, playing two two-game series against different opponents. First up were the Cincinnati Reds, who entered Atlanta playing their best baseball of the season. The clubs split the two games, with the Braves winning the series finale on Tuesday night.

Game one was closely contested throughout. Homer Bailey and Randall Delgado both pitched well enough for a win, but it was not until the eighth inning when the Reds scratched across two runs against Jonny Venters on their way to a 3-1 win.

Game two was not close. Despite a perfect record of 4-0 entering the game, the Braves smacked around Johnny Cueto in the early innings and held the lead late on their way to a 6-2 victory. Catcher Brian McCann hit his first homer in nearly two weeks as Tim Hudson picked up his second win of the year.

The Braves now shift their focus to the Marlins for a two-game series that is set to begin Wednesday evening at 7:10 from Turner Field.

For more on the club, check out Talking Chop.

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