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Roster Report · Braves' defense is better by a long stretch · Notes, Quotes

--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.

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

"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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2017 Team Leaders
AVGEnder Inciarte , CF.298
HRFreddie Freeman , 1B18
RBIMatt Adams , 1B48
OBPNick Markakis , RF.352
SLGMatt Kemp , LF.484
REnder Inciarte , CF68
SBEnder Inciarte , CF13
WMike Foltynewicz , SP9
ERAMike Foltynewicz , SP3.82
WHIPMike Foltynewicz , SP1.38
KMike Foltynewicz , SP101
SVJim Johnson , RP22

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