cw69 92-9thegame-vertical2 waok

Sports

The Sports Kings: Reds Handle Braves 4-1…

View Comments
R.Calloway / Getty Images

R.Calloway / Getty Images

Sports Kings Radio
Read More
Braves Central
Shop for Braves Gear
Buy Braves Tickets

MLB Scoreboard
MLB Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Right-hander Mike Leake hit his first career homer – part of three solo shots in a row by the Cincinnati Reds – and allowed only two hits over eight innings Monday night for a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves.

Drew Stubbs hit two of the career-high four homers allowed by Atlanta starter Mike Minor (2-4). All the runs scored on solo homers at one of the majors’ most hitter-friendly ballparks.

Leake (1-5) finally got his first victory in eight starts this season, doing a little bit of everything. He struck out a season-high six and retired 14 in a row after Juan Francisco homered in the first inning.

Sean Marshall retired Jason Heyward on a fly ball with two aboard in the ninth for his eighth save.

Get Caught Up On “What Everybody’s Talking About” In The Sports Kingdom!!! Sports Kings Radio, Saturday & Sunday 12n-4p on 1380 WAOK(Atlanta) and waok.com Follow “The Kings” on Facebook.com/sportskingsatl and on Twitter @sportskings1380.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,099 other followers