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Atlanta Braves Offense Struggles in Third Straight Game

March 7th, 2012 at 6:55 PM
By Cory Guinn

Heading into the spring, everyone knew the Atlanta Braves' pitching staff was going to be one of the best in the National League. However, not many experts predicted the Braves' offense would struggle so much early on.

 Starter Brandon Beachy was chased from the mound after just two innings of work as he allowed three hits and four earned runs, all in the second inning as Atlanta dropped fourth spring training game 5-1 to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday afternoon dropping their record to 1-4 overall.

The Tigers, which compiled just seven hits on the day, made the most of their opportunities including a double, a triple and a third inning home run from the bat of Miguel Cabrera.

Atlanta scored its only run of the game in the seventh inning when J.C. Boscan drove in Drew Sutton after Sutton knocked a triple into the gap.

Sutton led the Braves' offense going a perfect 2-for-2 from the plate with a triple, while Matt Diaz, Michael Bourn and Freddie Freeman all finished the game 1-for-2.

The Braves will be in action once again tomorrow, March 8 when they take on the Baltimore Orioles at 1.05 p.m.

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Freddie Freeman, MLB

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