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Atlanta Braves

Stadium: Turner Field | Manager: Fredi Gonzalez
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Braves.2435501183.33
NL East Division3rd5th4th2nd
National League 9th13th9th3rd

Notes, Quotes

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--3B Chipper Jones delivered his 1,500th career RBI with a solo home run in the ninth inning Wednesday. "It's just another instance where I'm trying to do my job," he says. When he gets to 1,510, though, that will be different, because he will have passed Mickey Mantle, who had 1,509. "Fifteen hundred will be a pretty cool number," Jones said. "I'm sure I'll be getting a call from Pops."

--2B Dan Uggla's batting average slid to .152 after he went 0-for-4 on Wednesday. He had one hit Tuesday, but before that, his last hit came on April 7, when he was 2-for-3. Uggla still isn't down on himself. He's just waiting patiently for April to be over, knowing he's usually a slow starter.

--1B Freddie Freeman's eighth-inning double not only broke up Marlins RHP Josh Johnson's no-hitter but also means he's had a hit in six consecutive games.

--RHP Tim Hudson's pitches were down Wednesday, but they were over the plate too much, which allowed them to find holes in the infield instead of being hit right to someone, as they usually are. Hudson (2-1) allowed five runs in seven hits in six innings.

--RHP Tommy Hanson's win over the Marlins Tuesday night, his first win of the season, continued his string of wins over NL East opponents. In 13 starts within the division, Hanson is 7-1 with a 2.08 ERA and has allowed zero or one run in nine of the 13 starts, including the last four against the NL East.

BY THE NUMBERS
1,500 -- Career RBI for 3B Chipper Jones. He reached that number with a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth Wednesday.

QUOTE TO NOTE
"I can walk away from the park tonight knowing I've been productive for a long time." -- 3B Chipper Jones, on getting his 1,500th career RBI on a solo homer in the ninth inning.

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGFreddie Freeman , 1B.291
HRJustin Upton , LF27
RBIJustin Upton , LF97
OBPFreddie Freeman , 1B.386
SLGJustin Upton , LF.495
RFreddie Freeman , 1B91
SBEmilio Bonifacio , CF22
WErvin Santana , SP14
ERAAlex Wood , SP2.78
WHIPJulio Teheran , SP1.07
KJulio Teheran , SP174
SVCraig Kimbrel , RP44
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