Atlanta 6, Cincinnati 2

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 76°
Umpires - Home Plate - Andy Fletcher, First Base - Rob Drake, Second Base - Joe West, Third Base - Sam Holbrook,
Attendance - 21530

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 11 2
Atlanta 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 6 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 18-17 9-8 9-9 L1
Atlanta 23-14 9-6 14-8 W1

Recap


Braves 6, Reds 2: Tim Hudson pitched seven strong innings and Michael Bourn recorded three hits and scored a pair of runs as host Atlanta picked up its fourth win in the last five games.

Martin Prado added three hits and an RBI and Brian McCann hit a solo homer for the Braves.

Hudson (2-1) worked around nine hits and a pair of walks, limiting the damage to two runs by striking out three and getting 13 groundouts.

Cincinnati starter Johnny Cueto entered the game leading the majors with a 1.12 ERA but could not control Atlanta’s lineup. The Braves had grabbed a 1-0 lead on McCann’s blast in the second and rallied for four runs in the third.

Prado, Chipper Jones and Jason Heyward each had RBI hits and Dan Uggla added a sacrifice fly in the rally.

Cueto (4-1) lasted four innings and was charged with six runs - five earned - and eight hits, skyrocketing his ERA to 1.89. The right-hander struck out two and walked a pair.

Chris Heisey recorded three hits and Ryan Hanigan and Drew Stubbs each drove in a run for the Reds, who had won their past two games to pull above .500.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Bourn has hit in five straight games, going 12-for-27 with six runs scored in that span. … Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel walked a pair of batters in the ninth. He has issued 10 walks in 14 innings. … Cincinnati slugger Joey Votto went 1-for-6 with three walks in the series after his three-homer game Sunday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati   Atlanta
Johnny Cueto Player Tim Hudson
Loss W/L Win
4.0 IP 7.0
2 Strikeouts 3
8 Hits 9
11.25 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Cincinnati   Atlanta
Chris Heisey Player Martin Prado
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cincinnati 11 0 13 .297 17 4 2 4 0 2
Atlanta 12 1 16 .353 14 5 5 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Miami. The Braves have a W/L % of .636 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against NY Mets. The Reds have a W/L % of .421 after a win and .625 after a loss.