ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Omar Infante hit a tiebreaking single
and the Atlanta Braves scored three times in the ninth inning to
beat the Texas Rangers 5-2.
Jeff Francoeur led off the inning with a grounder that Rangers
closer C.J. Wilson threw wildly to first for a two-base error.
Texas manager Ron Washington argued that Francoeur was running
inside the basepath, impeding the pitcher's throw to first.
One out later, Infante singled to right to drive in Francoeur,
and Gregor Blanco followed with a run-scoring triple to
right-center. Kelly Johnson added his second RBI of the night with
a run-scoring groundout.
Jeff Bennett (1-4) pitched a shutout eighth inning for the
decision, and Mike Gonzalez had a perfect ninth for his first save
of the season and 31th straight.
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