Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Chris Johnson singled home Jordan Schafer in
the ninth inning to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 3-2 win over the Cleveland
Indians on Wednesday.
Schafer singled then stole second with one out in the final frame. After
Justin Upton flew out to center, reliever Joe Smith walked Freddie Freeman to
get to Johnson, who ripped a line drive to left field.
The speedy Schafer raced around third and slid across the plate just ahead of
Michael Brantley's throw for the game-winning run.
Schafer went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two stolen bases, and Brian McCann had
two hits and a run scored for the Braves, winners in three straight.
Craig Kimbrel (3-2) earned the win with a perfect ninth inning. Starter Paul
Maholm gave up just one run, a solo homer to Mike Aviles, and six hits over
Aviles drove in both runs for the Indians, who have dropped their last two
Smith (5-2) was charged with the loss after giving up the game-winner. Starter
Justin Masterson was tagged for two runs on five hits and four walks while
striking out six over six innings.
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