Final
  for this game

Braves go for sweep of Indians

Jun 17, 2007 - 1:30 PM Atlanta (37-32) at Cleveland (39-28) 1:05 pm EDT

CLEVELAND (Ticker) - The Atlanta Braves go for a three-game series sweep of the Cleveland Indians when the teams meet in interleague play on Sunday.

Braves starter Kyle Davies (3-5, 5.70 ERA) will have to pitch better than he has been if the team hopes to leave Jacobs Field with the sweep. The 23-year-old righthander is 0-2 with a 10.34 ERA in 8 2/3 innings over his last two starts.

Cleveland counters with Fausto Carmona (7-2, 3.17), who has shown the ability to pitch deep into the game. The righthander has lasted seven or more innings in eight of his 12 starts this season.

Carmona had gone 7-0 over his last 10 starts before taking a loss in his last outing on Tuesday against the Florida Marlins. He allowed three runs in seven innings, but received no run support in a 3-0 defeat.

John Smoltz pitched six effective innings for his 201st career win as the Braves posted a 6-2 win here on Saturday. Edgar Renteria had five hits, including a home run, and Willie Harris also had two RBI for Atlanta.

Casey Blake has a 25-game hitting streak for the Indians, who are 21-10 at home this season.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    ATLANTA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 8 2
    CLEVELAND 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 x 5 6 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: ATL - KYLE DAVIES, CHAD PARONTO (6TH), MACAY MCBRIDE (8TH) AND BRIAN
    MCCANN
    CLE - FAUSTO CARMONA, RAFAEL BETANCOURT (8TH), JOE
    BOROWSKI (9TH) AND VICTOR MARTINEZ


    Jun 17 3:57 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY WILLIE HARRIS SCORED YUNEL ESCOBAR.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, W HARRIS ON SECOND, K JOHNSON ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 2
    CLEVELAND 5 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: E RENTERIA (.326, 0-FOR-3)

    Braves vs. IndiansJun 17 3:28 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY SCOTT THORMAN (8) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF FAUSTO CARMONA.
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 1, CLEVELAND 5
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: Y ESCOBAR (.311, 0-FOR-2)

    Braves vs. IndiansJun 17 3:17 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY JOSH BARFIELD SCORED FRANKLIN GUTIERREZ.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 0
    CLEVELAND 5 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: G SIZEMORE (.286, 0-FOR-3)

    Braves vs. IndiansJun 17 2:53 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY FRANKLIN GUTIERREZ SCORED RYAN GARKO.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, F GUTIERREZ ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 0
    CLEVELAND 4 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J BARFIELD (.259, 0-FOR-2)

    Braves vs. IndiansJun 17 2:48 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY SCOTT THORMAN ALLOWED VICTOR MARTINEZ AND JHONNY
    PERALTA TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R GARKO ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 0
    CLEVELAND 3 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: T NIXON (.242, 0-FOR-0, 2 BB)

    Braves vs. IndiansJun 17 2:44 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JASON MICHAELS SCORED FRANKLIN GUTIERREZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J MICHAELS ON FIRST, J BARFIELD ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 0
    CLEVELAND 1 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: C BLAKE (.283, 1-FOR-2)

    Braves vs. IndiansJun 17 2:29 PM