Atlanta 4, Toronto 3

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, June 8, 2012 7:35 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 84°
Umpires - Home Plate - Hunter Wendelstedt, First Base - Dan Bellino, Second Base - Chris Conroy, Third Base - Jerry Layne,
Attendance - 42488

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Toronto 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 5 1
Atlanta 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 4 9 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 30-28 16-12 14-16 L2
Atlanta 33-25 13-11 20-14 W5

Recap


Braves 4, Blue Jays 3 (10):
Jason Heyward stole third and scored on an errant throw as the host Braves won their fifth straight.
 
Catcher J.P. Arencibia's throw bounced and scooted into left field as Heyward came home. He led off by beating out a chopper off Francisco Cordero (1-4), and was bunted to second.

Michael Bourn went 3-for-5 with two doubles, Dan Uggla walked four times and Heyward added an RBI double for Atlanta, which has won seven straight over Toronto. Cristhian Martinez (3-1) pitched a scoreless 10th for the win, Atlanta's 12th in their last 14 interleague contests.

Trailing 1-0 in the sixth, Toronto tied it on Jose Bautista’s long home run to left, his 16th, and grabbed the lead on Arencibia’s RBI grounder. Atlanta tied it in the bottom half when Heyward ripped an RBI double into the gap in right-center. Heyward eventually scored on Beck’s two-out balk.

Toronto knotted it again in the eighth when Edwin Encarnacion doubled and came around to score on Yunel Escobar's high chopper.

Braves starter Brandon Beachy, who allowed two runs in five-plus innings, helped his cause by beating out an infield hit in the third. Bourn ripped a one-out double to right and Uggla drew a bases-loaded, two-out walk to score Beachy with the game's first run.

Blue Jays starter Kyle Drabek allowed three runs in five-plus innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
The Braves retired John Smoltz’s No. 29 before the game. The eight-time All-Star was the ninth Brave to have his uniform number retired, joining Hank Aaron (44), Eddie Mathews (41), Dale Murphy (3), Phil Niekro (35), Warren Spahn (21), Greg Maddux (31), Tom Glavine (47) and Bobby Cox (6). … Braves 1B Freddie Freeman was out of the starting lineup for a second straight game with a left index finger injury; he entered in the sixth and struck out twice. ... The Braves improved to 9-4 in one-run games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Toronto   Atlanta
Kyle Drabek Player Brandon Beachy
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 5.0
0 Strikeouts 6
6 Hits 3
5.40 ERA 3.60
Hitting
Toronto   Atlanta
Edwin Encarnacion Player Michael Bourn
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 5
.500 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Toronto 5 1 9 .147 17 11 3 7 3 1
Atlanta 9 0 14 .265 24 5 2 7 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Braves have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .613 after a win and .407 after a loss.