The Braves win a series and they bounce back after that crushing defeat last night... and they did it with OFFENSE! The night got started right with a Nate McLouth leadoff homer. Yunel Escobar, moved up to the second spot in the lineup, had three hits and scored three times. Brian McCann broke out of his funk with a 4-hit night.
The Braves chased the Astros starter, Roy Oswalt, after just two innings of work, allowing 6 runs. Braves starter Derek Lowe did not have a good start, but he was the beneficiary of the surprising offense explosion.
Chipper Jones had a hit, but he also collected his 19th and 20th errors on the season.
Mike Gonzalez closed this one out, and of course, made it interesting. He brought the tying run to the plate in the form of slugger Carlos Lee, but got him to ground into a double play to end the game.
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|WP: Jose Valverde (4 - 2)
LP: Rafael Soriano (1 - 5)