Matt Diaz takes off after whacking a two-run triple in the seventh. (John Bazemore/AP)
By Mark Bowman / MLB.com
After Tommy Hanson fanned an Atlanta rookie record 11 batters, the Braves rewarded him in a six-run seventh that began with five straight hits. Matt Diaz ripped a two-run triple after fouling off two sacrifice-bunt attempts, and Ryan Church slugged a two-run homer.
a-Homered for Hanson in the 7th. 1-Ran for Jones, C in the 8th.
BATTING 3B: Diaz, M (3, Romo). HR: Anderson, G (7, 2nd inning off Sanchez,
J, 0 on, 1 out), Jones, C (11, 3rd inning off Sanchez, J, 1 on, 2 out), Church (3, 7th inning off Miller, Ju, 1 on, 0 out). TB:
Diaz, M 4; Kotchman; Church 5; Anderson, G 5; Jones, C 5; Escobar, Y 2; McLouth; McCann. RBI: Anderson,
G (35), Jones, C 2 (46), Diaz, M 2 (25), Kotchman (35), Church 3 (26), McCann (42), McLouth (50). 2-out
RBI: Jones, C 2; McCann. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: McCann 2; Anderson, G. SF:
McLouth. Team RISP: 5-for-11. Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING SB: McLouth
(12, 2nd base off Sanchez, J/Molina, B). CS: Escobar, Y (2, 2nd base by Sanchez, J/Molina, B).