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Franco homers Braves past Reds
Julio Franco is not yet the oldest man to homer in the Major Leagues -- he'll accomplish that feat if he homers after Aug. 15 -- but he's the oldest to hit two in a game. His solo shot in the first and two-run homer in the third were all the runs the Braves needed.
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Julio Franco plated three total runs with his home runs in the first and third innings. (David Kohl/AP)
The Reds had no trouble getting men on base on Saturday night against the Braves, but they struggled mightily to bring them home. Cincy stranded a total of 13 baserunners, 12 of them in scoring position.
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Atlanta (36-32)
Won 3
Atlanta 6, Cincinnati 1   CIN
Cincinnati (26-42)
Lost 6
June 18, 2005
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Atlanta
1 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 0   6 11 0
Cincinnati
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 10 0
Standings through 6/18/05  |  Gameday  |  Braves Stats  |  Reds Stats
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Furcal, SS5000004.222
Giles, 2B5120003.283
Franco, 1B4223001.269
b-LaRoche, PH-1B1000000.249
Jones, A, CF4121001.259
Marte, 3B4010001.188
Jordan, RF3100001.229
Estrada, C4122001.286
Johnson, LF3010121.180
Sosa, P2010010.500
Bernero, P00000001.000
Foster, P0000000.000
Boyer, P0000000.000
a-Betemit, PH1000000.325
Brower, P0000000.000
Reitsma, P0000000.000
Totals3661161313 

a-Grounded out for Boyer in the 8th. b-Grounded out for Franco in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Marte (2, Milton), Estrada (18, Milton).
HR: Franco 2 (5, 1st inning off Milton, 0 on, 2 out; 3rd inning off Milton, 1 on, 2 out), Jones, A (19, 5th inning off Milton, 0 on, 1 out), Estrada (3, 8th inning off Mercker, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Giles 2; Franco 8; Jones, A 5; Marte 2; Estrada 6; Johnson; Sosa.
RBI: Franco 3 (15), Jones, A (42), Estrada 2 (29).
2-out RBI: Franco 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johnson; Giles 2; Furcal.
S: Bernero.
GIDP: Jones, A.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Giles-Furcal-Franco).

 
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Freel, 2B4110124.287
Lopez, SS4000122.298
Casey, 1B4031100.321
Griffey, CF5010026.274
Randa, 3B5010015.288
Dunn, LF4000021.243
Pena, RF3000111.264
LaRue, C3030100.247
1-Kelly, PR0000000.400
Coffey, P0000000.000
Milton, P1000011.208
a-Cruz, PH1000002.276
Wagner, P0000000.000
Mercker, P0000000.000
b-Valentin, PH-C1010000.230
Totals35110151122 

a-Grounded out for Milton in the 6th. b-Singled for Mercker in the 8th.
1-Ran for LaRue in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Casey (17, Sosa), LaRue (7, Sosa), Randa (16, Bernero), Griffey (18, Reitsma).
TB: Freel; Casey 4; Griffey 2; Randa 2; LaRue 4; Valentin.
RBI: Casey (31).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Freel 3; Randa 3; Milton; Cruz.
S: Milton.
GIDP: Griffey.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Freel 3 (21, 2nd base off Sosa/Estrada, 2nd base off Foster/Estrada, 3rd base off Foster/Estrada), Pena (1, 2nd base off Sosa/Estrada).

FIELDING
DP: (Lopez-Freel-Casey).

 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sosa 4.14113502.70
Bernero (W, 4-1)1.23000104.89
Foster (H, 6)0.20002201.98
Boyer (H, 1)0.10000002.08
Brower 1.02000106.12
Reitsma 1.01000203.00
 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Milton (L, 3-9)6.09441237.82
Wagner 1.11110005.40
Mercker 0.21110113.10
Coffey 1.00000004.82

WP: Sosa.
HBP: Jordan (by Wagner).
Pitches-strikes: Sosa 75-51, Bernero 32-21, Foster 23-12, Boyer 2-2, Brower 14-12, Reitsma 13-8, Milton 99-68, Wagner 19-12, Mercker 11-7, Coffey 16-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sosa 2-6, Bernero 4-0, Foster 0-0, Boyer 0-1, Brower 1-1, Reitsma 1-0, Milton 4-12, Wagner 4-0, Mercker 1-0, Coffey 3-0.
Batters faced: Sosa 20, Bernero 7, Foster 4, Boyer 1, Brower 5, Reitsma 4, Milton 28, Wagner 5, Mercker 3, Coffey 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Bernero 1-0, Boyer 2-0, Mercker 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Froemming. 1B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 2B: Jerry Meals. 3B: Mike Winters.
Weather: 73 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:59.
Att: 41,737.

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