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Braves' breakout backs Sosa
The slumping Braves erupted with five runs in the fifth inning on Kelly Johnson's first Major League homer and Julio Franco's third of the year. Jorge Sosa kept the Rangers mostly in check in his first start of the season, fanning seven in five solid innings.
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Jorge Sosa impressed his manager by not issuing a walk in five solid innings. (Linda Kaye/AP)
Mark Teixeira gave the Rangers an early lead with a two-run homer in the first, but they would be stymied for the rest of the game. Pedro Astacio allowed six runs in 4 1/3 innings, including two homers in the fifth.
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ATL
Atlanta (33-31)
Won 1
Atlanta 7, Texas 2   TEX
Texas (34-29)
Lost 1
June 14, 2005
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Atlanta
1 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0   7 11 0
Texas
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 9 1
Standings through 6/14/05  |  Gameday  |  Braves Stats  |  Rangers Stats
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Johnson, LF4233110.132
Giles, 2B4120003.276
Franco, DH4133011.253
LaRoche, 1B4000012.249
Jones, A, CF4000021.249
Estrada, C4110000.278
Marte, 3B4011000.182
Langerhans, RF3100001.242
Betemit, SS4110001.311
Totals357117159 

BATTING
2B: Johnson (1, Astacio), Estrada (16, Wilson).
HR: Johnson (1, 5th inning off Astacio, 2 on, 1 out), Franco (3, 5th inning off Astacio, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Johnson 7; Giles 2; Franco 6; Estrada 2; Marte; Betemit.
RBI: Franco 3 (12), Johnson 3 (4), Marte (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Franco; Giles.
S: Giles.
GIDP: Giles.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Giles 2 (9, 2nd base off Astacio/Barajas, 2nd base off Astacio/Barajas).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Dellucci, DH4000041.253
Young, M, SS4130001.315
Teixeira, 1B4122001.289
Blalock, 3B4000012.287
Soriano, 2B4000032.287
Mench, LF4020000.292
Nix, CF4000012.250
Barajas, C4010011.252
Matthews, RF4010002.244
Totals3629201012 

BATTING
2B: Teixeira (17, Reitsma).
HR: Teixeira (17, 1st inning off Sosa, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Young, M 3; Teixeira 6; Mench 2; Barajas; Matthews.
RBI: Teixeira 2 (50).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Nix; Soriano 2; Matthews.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Mench (1, 2nd base off Sosa/Estrada).

FIELDING
E: Barajas (4, throw).
Outfield assists: Matthews (Franco at 1st base).
DP: 2 (Matthews-Teixeira, Young, M-Teixeira).

 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sosa (W, 3-0)5.05220712.79
Bernero 2.01000105.11
Reitsma 2.03000203.30
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Astacio (L, 2-8)4.17660326.04
Wilson 2.13111103.00
Dominguez 1.10000102.45
Loe 1.01000002.63

WP: Wilson.
HBP: Langerhans (by Astacio).
Pitches-strikes: Sosa 74-53, Bernero 18-12, Reitsma 35-26, Astacio 82-56, Wilson 36-18, Dominguez 17-11, Loe 14-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sosa 4-4, Bernero 3-2, Reitsma 2-2, Astacio 7-3, Wilson 2-4, Dominguez 1-2, Loe 3-0.
Batters faced: Sosa 20, Bernero 7, Reitsma 9, Astacio 21, Wilson 10, Dominguez 4, Loe 3.
Umpires: HP: Jim Joyce. 1B: Laz Diaz. 2B: Dana DeMuth. 3B: Marty Foster.
Weather: 87 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:42.
Att: 30,221.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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