Braves Beat Reds 2-1 Behind Prado and Jurrjens

Martin Prado is a baseball player.

Prado delivered with the bat and his arm in support of another strong outing by Jair Jurrjens, and the Braves defeated the Reds 2-1 in the series finale.

Jurrjens scattered six hits over eight innings, but the biggest one was Jay Bruce's NL-leading 15th home run of the season, a solo shot in the second inning with one out.

The Reds maintained the slim 1-0 lead until the sixth. Jordan Schafer worked a leadoff walk from Johnny Cueto, and then Martin Prado smacked a 2-0 fastball to left for a two-run home run, his seventh of the season.

Prado's other heroics came in the eighth. Reds shortstop Paul Janish singled to leadoff the inning and was at second with two outs when Brandon Phillips singled to left. Janish rushed to the plate carrying the tying run, but Prado's throw was in time to nail Janish for the third out. Replays were inconclusive, but the call stood.

That was all the support Jurrjens needed. He struck out five and only walked two before giving way to Craig Kimbrel.

Kimbrel made the game interesting in the ninth, facing the middle of the Reds lineup. He walked Joey Votto on four pitches leading off the inning, but got Scott Rolen to pop up and struck out Jay Bruce swinging. Following a single, Kimbrel struck out Ramon Hernandez to seal the win.

The win for Jurrjens was his seventh of the season and his first against the Reds in five starts. He lowered his league-leading ERA to 1.51.

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