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Atlanta Braves Win Over Toronto Blue Jays as Brian McCann Hits Two Homers in 10-Inning

May 28th, 2013 at 7:01 PM
By Cody Fields

The Atlanta Braves will have a happy flight back to Turner Field after Brian McCann hit two go-ahead home runs in a 7-6, 10-inning win over the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre on Tuesday.

McCann's ninth career multi-homer game came at the expense of Toronto reliever Thad Weber, who served up a 1-0 fastball that McCann hit into the stands beyond the right field wall.

McCann's first homer came in the sixth inning, which was also a go-ahead homer after Evan Gattis homered off Ramon Ortiz, who threw three innings in relief of Brandon Morrow, who had to come out after two innings with forearm soreness.

The Braves had a back-and-forth in the early innings with the Blue Jays. Freddie Freeman had an RBI-single off Morrow in the first inning, and the Braves tacked on two more off Toronto errors. Maholm then gave up four runs in the first inning on five Toronto hits, three of them doubles by Edwin Encarnacion, J.P. Arencibia and Colby Rasmus.

Jordan Schafer tied the game 4-4 when he led off the second inning with a solo homer, though Jose Bautista homered off Maholm in the fourth to break the tie.

Maholm obviously didn't have his A-grade stuff as he allowed five runs on 10 hits in six innings, though he danced out of danger unscathed in four of his six innings. Believe it or not, he was actually in line for the win before Anthony Varvaro blew a save by giving up an RBI-double to Arencibia in the seventh.

The win gives the Braves a series split, though they're turning around and playing two more games at Turner Field starting Wednesday.

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Brian McCann, Colby Rasmus, Edwin Encarnacion, Evan Gattis, Freddie Freeman, J.P. Arencibia, Jordan Schafer, Jose Bautista, MLB, Thad Weber, Toronto Blue Jays

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