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Game balls: Rating Game 410/10/2004 5:08 PM ET
By Ken Mandel / MLB.com
MLB.com is awarding "game balls" -- or, in this case, cowboy boots -- as the boys from Houston so often wear -- and peaches -- in honor of Georgia's favorite fruit -- for performances in this year's National League Division Series. Here's a look at the Braves' 6-5 win in Game 4. Five peaches: Warm slice of delicious pie, a la mode
Four peaches: A tasty cobbler
Three peaches: Juicy and refreshing
Two peaches: Mom packed this instead of a candy bar?
One peach: The last piece of fruit from the bottom of the bin
Rafael Furcal: Finding a way to get on base in the ninth via a hit-by-pitch, Furcal quickly stole second and scored on a go-ahead single by J.D. Drew.
John Smoltz: Shaking off a ninth-inning threat, the dominant closer induced a game-ending double play grounder, completing his second inning of relief.
Mike Hampton: An injury forced him to leave Game 2, but the veteran southpaw returned for a scoreless inning of relief in Game 4. Subtle contributions can go a long way for a suspect Atlanta bullpen.
Russ Ortiz: The inconsistent righty didn't have it in a key game. He unraveled in the second, starting with surrendering singles to start the inning. A sacrifice fly by Clemens plated the first run, and the big blow came on a three-run homer by Craig Biggio.
Five cowboy boots: Freshly shined and a perfect fit, ready for some serious two-stepping
Craig Biggio: A first-inning double provided the appetizer, and a two-out, three-run homer served as the main course during a five-run second. They were the first RBIs for Biggio in four postseason series against the Braves.
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