Atlanta hitters wasted little time scoring against Cliff Lee, whose start was pushed back because of a sore neck. With Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman in scoring position in the first inning, Chris Johnson continued his hot hitting with a two-run single, giving Alex Wood an early lead.
Carlos Ruiz appeared to have rescued one of those two runs back with a home run leading off the third inning; the call was overturned when the ball was revealed to have hit the screen on top of the wall. Despite the call, Ruiz still scored later in the inning on a groundout.
Oddly enough, Atlanta had a home run taken away as well. B.J. Upton hammered a fly ball to right, and the call made on this one was more inconclusive than the one on Ruiz's fly ball. It was so inconclusive that umpires took a good four minutes to overturn the home run, ruled because of fan interference. In the end, it didn't matter because B.J. would score on a Heyward single and Heyward would score from first on a double by Justin Upton.
Alex Wood gave up just two hits in six innings; he walked two and struck out three for his second win of the year. Atlanta chased Lee after five innings.
This current 10-game winning streak is the second such streak for the Braves, who became just the second team in 35 years (2001 Cardinals) to have multiple 10-game winning streaks in a single season.
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