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This Day in Braves History: Marcus Giles gives Atlanta six players with at least 20 homers

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Marcus Giles readies for the pitch Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images

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This Day in Braves History: September 20

1972 - The Braves score 13 runs in the second inning to defeat the Houston Astros 13-6 in front of only 2,062 fans at Atlanta Stadium.

2003 - Marcus Giles homers off of Brad Penny to give the Atlanta Braves six different players with at least 20 home runs tying the NL Record. Giles, Javy Lopez, Gary Sheffield, Andruw Jones, Chipper Jones and Vinny Castilla equal the mark of the 1965 Milwaukee Braves set by Eddie Matthews, Hank Aaron, Joe Torre, Felipe Alou, Mack Jones and Gene Oliver.

2010 - Outfielder Matt Diaz tackles a teenage fan that ran onto the field while wearing a red spandex suit with a red mask during the Braves-Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park.

One Year ago - The Braves won their 95th game of the season and clinched their second straight NL East title beating the San Francisco Giants 6-0. Ronald Acuña Jr. hit his 41st home run of the season and went 2-for-2 at the plate with two walks. Mike Foltynewicz turned in a dominant performance allowing three hits and striking out seven over eight scoreless innings.

Five years ago - A.J. Pierzynski hit a walk-off single to give the Braves a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Hector Olivera had two hits while Freddie Freeman drove in Atlanta’s other run. Julio Teheran outdueled Aaron Nola allowing five hits and one run while striking out eight in 8 1/3 innings.

Ten years ago - Brandon Beachy allows four hits and three runs (one earned) over 4 1/3 innings in a 3-1 loss to the Phillies. Derrek Lee has two hits for the Braves. Cole Hamels turned in a stellar performance allowing six hits and one run in eight innings.