Braves Fall 6-3, Swept By Cincinnati

CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 24: Devin Mesoraco #39 of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates at home plate with Chris Heisey #28, Todd Frazier #21 and Brandon Phillips #4 after hitting a grand slam home run in the sixth inning against the Atlanta Braves during their game at Great American Ball Park on May 24, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Well, there's good news and then there is bad news. The good? This series is finally over. The bad? Cincinnati used a grand slam from Devin Mesoraco to sweep the Braves with a 6-3 victory.

Things stayed scoreless thanks to starters Randall Delgado and Homer Bailey until the bottom of the fourth inning. Chris Heisey singled with one out, bringing up Todd Frazier. Frazier swung at the first pitch he saw, doubling into left field and scoring Heisey.

Down 1-0, Atlanta responded in the top of the fifth. Delgado helped himself out with a two-out single to left to bring up Michael Bourn. Bourn followed with his third home run of the series, crushing a no-doubter into the right field stands to give the Braves a 2-1 lead.

Delgado really pitched well until the sixth, when his control got away from him. A walk, a wild pitch, a single, and another walk loaded the bases with one out for Mesoraco. That would be the end of the day for Delgado, as Kris Medlen came in from the bullpen.

After starting him with two balls in a row, Medlen grooved a two-seamer and Mesoraco took advantage with a majestic shot into the left field seats for a grand slam. The home run gave the Reds a 5-2 lead.

The two teams traded solo shots in the seventh. Juan Francisco hit his fifth home run of the year to center in the top of the frame, and Drew Stubbs launched his sixth of the year off Jonny Venters in the bottom of the inning.

Logan Ondrusek entered in the ninth and worked around two hits to earn his second save.

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