MLB Wrap: Braves win fourth straight

MLB Wrap: Braves win fourth straight
May 21, 2013, 12:45 am
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Freddie Freeman, right, greets Dan Uggla after the Braves' second baseman hit a three-run home run in Atlanta's win. (USA Today Images)

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The Phillies' offense failed again to support Cole Hamels on Monday night. It resulted in a 5-1 loss to the lowly Marlins and left Cole Hamels clearly frustrated (see story).

It was also a busy day, news-wise, for the Phillies. Mike Adams was placed on the DL, Carlos Ruiz will join him Tuesday and Ryan Howard is day-to-day (see story).

Now, here's a recap of Monday's action around baseball:

Braves top Twins for fourth straight win
ATLANTA -- Even without an effective change-up, Julio Teheran still had enough to pitch into the ninth inning.

"I decided to just compete with my other pitches," he said. "I know my fastball is good, my two-seamer, so I just tried to command my curve and my slider."

Teheran pitched 8 1-3 strong innings, Dan Uggla hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves won their fourth straight game with a 5-1 victory over the struggling Minnesota Twins on Monday (see full recap).

- The Associated Press

Indians win wild game over Mariners
CLEVELAND -- Chris Perez was stunned, surprised and shocked.

And he was hardly alone.

The Cleveland Indians somehow pulled out a game they had no business winning.

"Best game I've ever been a part of," said Perez. "It was the craziest, most fun ... obviously, it stunk to give up a home run, but it was still fun."

Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning as the Indians, revived by Seattle fielding errors in the final two innings, beat the Mariners 10-8 on Monday to complete a four-game sweep and continue a season that's shaping into one to remember in Cleveland (see full recap).

- The Associated Press

Kershaw dominates Brewers in Dodgers' win
MILWAUKEE -- Clayton Kershaw scattered three singles in his second complete game of the year and Matt Kemp hit his first home run since April 24, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.

Ryan Braun managed a pair of singles and Yuniesky Betancourt also singled for the only hits off Kershaw (5-2). The lefty struck out five and walked one.

Andre Ethier homered and tripled for the last-place Dodgers before being ejected by plate umpire Dan Bellino for arguing a called third strike in the eighth inning.

The victory was a respite for Dodgers manager Don Mattingly. He addressed speculation before the game on whether he would be fired this week, insisting he didn't feel as if he was about to be replaced (see full recap).

- The Associated Press

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