Teheran’s Rocky Return Costs Braves In 5-4 Loss

CHICAGO — Todd Frazier went 2-for-4 with a double, a homeicon1 Teherans Rocky Return Costs Braves In 5 4 Loss run and three RBIs, and the Chicago White Sox held on for a 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday afternoon.

Tim Anderson, Melky Cabrera, Brett Lawrie and J.B. Shuck added two hits apiece for the White Sox. Chicago (45-42) earned its fifth win in the past seven games and its eighth win in the past 12 games.

Jeff Francoeur finished 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs to lead the Braves. Gordon Beckham and Freddie Freeman added solo home runs for Atlanta (30-58).

Left-hander Jose Quintana (7-8) picked up his second straight victory despite allowing three home runs, which matched a season high. Quintana gave up four runs on five hits in six innings.

Right-hander Julio Teheran (3-8) drew the loss. Teheran surrendered five runs on nine hits, all of which occurred in the first three innings. He walked one and struck out two.

White Sox right-hander Nate Jones recorded the final four outs for his third save.

Atlanta grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first inning on Beckham’s solo home run. On a full count, Beckham pulled a breaking pitch down the left-field line for his third home run.

Frazier’s two-run shot put the White Sox on top 2-1 in the second inning. Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte leaped against the wall to try to make a highlight-reel catch, but the ball deflected off the tip of his glove. Inciarte slapped his glove in frustration after the ball slipped over the wall.

The White Sox added three runs in the third inning to pull ahead 5-1. Jose Abreu and Cabrera drove in runs with back-to-back singles, and Frazier doubled to right-center field to score Abreu.

Francoeur cut the Braves’ deficit to 5-3 in the fourth inning with a two-run shot over the left-field wall.

The Braves pulled within 5-4 in the sixth inning on Freeman’s opposite-field home run.

Braves catcher Tyler Flowers exited the game during the second inning because of a left hand strain. Flowers was replaced by A.J. Pierzynski, who received a warm ovation from fans of his former White Sox.

NOTES: White Sox LHP Carlos Rodon was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 6 because of a sprained left wrist. Rodon said he slipped on the dugout steps and injured his wrist as he tried to break his fall. “I’m not going to lie, I was a little embarrassed,” Rodon said. … Braves 2B Jace Peterson was held out of the starting lineup for the second straight game after starting 17 of the previous 18 games. Peterson, 26, is hitting .271 with three home runs and 14 RBIs in 47 games this season. … White Sox RHP Tommy Kahnle was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte on Saturday. Kahnle, 26, is 2-3 with a 4.49 ERA in 95 career appearances with the White Sox and the Colorado Rockies. … Braves OF Ender Inciarte started his fifth consecutive game after missing the previous three contests with a right groin injuryicon1 Teherans Rocky Return Costs Braves In 5 4 Loss.

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