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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pinch-runner Skip Schumaker scored on the second wild pitch by Anthony Varvaro in the 10th inning, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
Yasiel Puig is making his presence felt immediately for the Los Angeles Dodgers and looks to stay hot Saturday in the continuation of a four-game series versus the Atlanta Braves.
Promoted from Double-A Chattanooga just a few days ago, Puig is batting .421 with four homers and 10 RBI in only five games. . .
LOS ANGELES — The Atlanta Braves wasted a solid start from their pitcher for the second straight game, and despite outhitting the Dodgers, they couldn’t generate more than one run.
The Braves took Georgia Tech center fielder Kyle Wren in the eighth round on Friday, and his father, Braves GM Frank Wren, found that a bit awkward, Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes. “Selfishly we’re getting a player with talent, so I feel good about that,” says Frank Wren. “But I think it’s going to be a little tougher on him than probably anyone else. That’s the (hard) part that as a dad, just knowing going in that he’s going to have endure some of that.” Indeed, Kyle Wren looks like a credible pick from a talent perspective — Baseball America ranked him the No. 215 prospect in the draft, and the Braves picked him at No. 253. Rogers notes that, in 2002, the Braves also drafted former GM John Schuerholz’s son Jonathan.
COMMENTARY | Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann notched the 1,000th hit of his career on June 3 and now finds himself climbing higher and higher up the club’s all-time record book. The sad realization many Braves fans may have to come to is that McCann’s $12 million salary could make him a cap casualty next season — particularly since Evan Gattis remains waiting in the wings.. . .
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