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This Day in Braves History: Atlanta turns 7 double plays in win over Reds

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This Day in Braves History: June 27

1982 - The Braves tie the major-league record with seven double plays in a 2-0 win in 14 innings over the Cincinnati Reds. Mario Soto throws 10 shutout innings for the Reds but gets a no decision. Rick Camp, Steve Bedrosian, Gene Garber and Al Hrabosky combine on the shutout for Atlanta.

1993 - Ron Gant strikes out four times against Houston’s Darryl Kile giving him seven consecutive strikeouts and a record-tying 10 in his last three games. The Braves lose the game, 3-0. Despite that stretch, Gant would hit .274/.345/.510 with a career-high 36 home runs in what would be his final season in an Atlanta uniform.

2000 - The Braves back off from their decision to bar announcers Skip Coray, Pete Van Wieren, Joe Simpson and Don Sutton from their chartered flights. The ban was a result of the announcing crew raising questions in regards to the catcher’s box at Turner Field. TBS aired a video showing the catcher’s box was four to five inches smaller than it was the previous night when the Brewers complained about where Atlanta catcher Javy Lopez was setting up. The announcers were forced to fly to Montreal on a commercial flight.

2001 - Atlanta knocks the Phillies out of first place in the NL East with a 10-4 win. Philadelphia was 35-18, and had an eight game lead over the Braves on June 1 before they began their tumble. Chipper Jones drove in three runs in the victory.