Six-run sixth carries Braves to much-needed win

Question of the Day

Is it still considered bad form to talk politics during a social gathering?

View results

It didn’t last.

NOTES: RHP Jake Westbrook will have an extra mouth to feed when he starts Saturday for the Cardinals. His wife, Heather, delivered the couple’s third child on Thursday, a girl named Harper. … Braves hitting coach Terry Pendleton was ejected by first-base umpire Jim Reynolds in the third inning for arguing over a checked swing by Albert Pujols. Reynolds ruled that Pujols didn’t go around, Pendleton began shouting from the dugout and the umpire quickly gave him the heave. The ump even waved at Pendleton and mouthed, “Bye, bye.” … OF Skip Schumaker didn’t start for St. Louis despite hitting a homer in the series opener. Russa didn’t want to use the left-handed hitter against the Braves‘ lefty starter. Schumaker will be in the lineup for the final two games of the series against RHPs Tommy Hanson and Tim Hudson.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Get Adobe Flash player