Atlanta 5, Toronto 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, June 9, 2012 4:05 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 86°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Bellino, First Base - Chris Conroy, Second Base - Jerry Layne, Third Base - Hunter Wendelstedt,
Attendance - 32819

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 0 0 2 5 0
Atlanta 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 30-29 16-12 14-17 L3
Atlanta 34-25 14-11 20-14 W6

Recap

Braves 5, Blue Jays 2: Tommy Hanson pitched eight strong innings and Dan Uggla lined a three-run homer as host Atlanta won its sixth straight.

The Braves beat Toronto for the eighth straight time and have won 13 of their last 15 interleague games.

Hanson, who entered with the sixth-lowest run support in the NL, allowed two runs on five hits as he improved to 7-4. Craig Kimbrell earned his NL-best 18th save.

Michael Bourn singled in the third and Brian McCann walked with two outs, setting up Uggla’s 11th homer. In the sixth, Toronto slugger Jose Bautista crushed a high fastball for his 17th homer to cut the deficit to 3-2. But Andrelton Simmons’ first career homer pushed Atlanta's lead to 4-2 in the seventh.

Bourn finished 3-for-4 with an RBI double, his 23rd multi-hit game this season. Braves right fielder Jason Heyward made a diving catch to rob Mike McCoy in the seventh.

Hanson has given up two or fewer runs in six of his last seven starts.

Drew Hutchison (5-3) took the loss, giving up five runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Blue Jays OF Rajai Davis left after five innings with a hand injury. … Braves 3B Chipper Jones (bruised calf) could be back in the lineup Sunday but is more likely to return Monday against the Yankees. … The Braves called up Julio Teheran to start Sunday’s game in place of Tim Hudson, who has bone chips in his left ankle.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Toronto   Atlanta
Drew Hutchison Player Tommy Hanson
Loss W/L Win
6.1 IP 8.0
7 Strikeouts 4
7 Hits 5
7.11 ERA 2.25
Hitting
Toronto   Atlanta
Jose Bautista Player Michael Bourn
1 Hits 3
2 RBI 1
1 HR 0
4 TB 4
.333 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Toronto 5 1 8 .161 5 5 2 1 0 0
Atlanta 8 2 15 .258 12 9 5 2 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Braves have a W/L % of .636 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 .393 after a loss.