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Reds fend off Braves
Braves come up short
Atlanta was unable to capitalize on several late-game opportunities, including a bases-loaded situation in the ninth. Chuck James took a no-hitter into the sixth before giving up four runs, leading to his third loss of the season.
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Reds 5, Braves 4
Closer Eddie Guardado held the Braves scoreless, despite giving up two hits and a walk. (Tom Uhlman/AP)
Series at a glance:
Reds snap losing skid
Cincinnati got back on the winning track, snapping a five-game skid with a victory over Atlanta. Eddie Guardado pitched safely through a bases-loaded jam in the ninth to earn his seventh save since joining the Reds on July 6.
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 Reds' game-ending DP
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 04, 2006
ATL
Atlanta (50-58)
Lost 2
Cincinnati 5, Atlanta 4   CIN
Cincinnati (56-53)
Won 1
August 4, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Atlanta
0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0   4 11 2
Cincinnati
0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 X   5 6 1
Standings thru 8/4/06  |  Gameday  |  Braves Stats  |  Reds Stats
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Aybar, 3B4010122.255
Giles, 2B4031101.264
Renteria, SS5010005.313
Jones, A, CF3110202.272
McCann, C5112019.332
Francoeur, RF5111003.257
Thorman, 1B4010000.253
Langerhans, LF2010100.247
  b-Diaz, PH-LF1000001.309
James, P2000002.000
  Paronto, P0000000.000
  a-Orr, PH1110000.200
  Ray, P0000000.000
  c-LaRoche, PH1000001.271
  McBride, P0000000.000
Totals3741145326 

a-Singled for Paronto in the 7th. b-Flied out for Langerhans in the 8th. c-Grounded out for Ray in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Langerhans (11, Harang), Giles (23, Majewski), Thorman (7, Cormier), Renteria (25, Guardado).
HR: McCann (13, 4th inning off Harang, 1 on, 0 out), Francoeur (21, 8th inning off Cormier, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Aybar; Giles 4; Renteria 2; Jones, A; McCann 4; Francoeur 4; Thorman 2; Langerhans 2; Orr.
RBI: McCann 2 (49), Giles (38), Francoeur (75).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: McCann 3; James; Aybar.
GIDP: Francoeur.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
CS: Giles (5, 2nd base by Harang/LaRue).

FIELDING
E: McCann (5, catcher interference), Thorman (1, missed catch).
DP: (McCann-Aybar-Paronto-Renteria).

 
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Freel, RF2100201.297
Clayton, SS4112012.264
Griffey, CF3100110.235
Aurilia, 1B4110000.282
Encarnacion, 3B2012000.283
  Majewski, P0000000.000
  Cormier, P0000000.000
  Weathers, P0000000.000
  b-Ross, PH1000000.304
  Guardado, P0000000.000
Phillips, 2B3010001.294
Denorfia, LF3110001.263
LaRue, C2000010.191
Harang, P1000010.167
  a-Castro, PH-3B2011000.251
Totals27565345 

a-Flied out for Harang in the 6th. b-Flied out for Weathers in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Aurilia (19, James), Encarnacion (22, Paronto).
HR: Clayton (2, 6th inning off James, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Clayton 4; Aurilia 2; Encarnacion 2; Phillips; Denorfia; Castro.
RBI: Clayton 2 (35), Encarnacion 2 (45), Castro (21).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Denorfia; Clayton.
S: LaRue.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: Phillips (21, 2nd base off James/McCann), Freel (24, 2nd base off James/McCann).
CS: Encarnacion (2, home by Paronto/McCann).

FIELDING
E: Encarnacion (16, throw).
DP: (Castro-Phillips-Aurilia).

 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
James (L, 4-3)5.12443315.07
Paronto 0.22000002.88
Ray 1.02110103.35
McBride 1.00000004.19
 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Harang (W, 12-7)6.05213213.53
Majewski (H, 8)0.22111004.41
Cormier (H, 13)0.12110012.02
Weathers (H, 5)1.00000104.41
Guardado (S, 12)1.02001004.13

Cormier pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

WP: Harang.
IBB: Jones, A (by Majewski), Jones, A (by Guardado).
Pitches-strikes: James 86-53, Paronto 5-3, Ray 13-11, McBride 12-6, Harang 115-73, Majewski 17-9, Cormier 8-6, Weathers 9-6, Guardado 23-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: James 4-9, Paronto 0-0, Ray 2-0, McBride 2-1, Harang 5-10, Majewski 0-2, Cormier 1-0, Weathers 1-1, Guardado 2-1.
Batters faced: James 22, Paronto 2, Ray 5, McBride 3, Harang 26, Majewski 5, Cormier 3, Weathers 3, Guardado 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Paronto 2-2, Cormier 2-0, Weathers 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Tschida. 1B: Laz Diaz. 2B: Ted Barrett. 3B: Adam Dowdy.
Weather: 85 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:48.
Att: 33,655.

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