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June 25, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Atlanta Braves pitcher Kris Medlen (54) and catcher Brian McCann (16) celebrate after beating the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Atlanta won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Post Game Quotes From The Braves

June 25, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward (22) celebrates with teammate Andrelton Simmons (19) after beating the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Atlanta won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports


Jason Heyward after his 2-4 3 RBI game

-On his sixth home run of the season

“I just tried to get a good pitch to hit and be on time.  There we’re two good pitches in that at bat and I got one and didn’t miss.  He left me a curveball, it was kind of middle middle and he threw it to me first pitch and caught me off guard and I obviously swung through the second one and that’s when I was just trying to get something in the strikezone”

-What it means for the team for their 22nd come back win

“Great team, great effort, great mindset going into the game and we feel like if we keep it close we have a lot of opportunities late in the game.  For Med’s (Kris Medlen) to give up some runs early and to come back and just hold them right there, that was awesome for us”


Fredi Gonzalez on the team’s 45th win of 2013

-On walking lead off hitters and still being able to pick up the victory

“Tonight he did something unusual and doesn’t happen very often, we did it in the 8th inning as well and in a one run ball game that’s tough duty.  Both times we wiggled out of it, we threw the ball away in the 8th and (Jordan) Walden did a great job of getting out of there.  Then you get first and third with one out in the ninth with good hitters up and we got out of it.  That was not the way you draw it up but we’ll take it”

-On Jason Heyward picking up three RBI’s

“He’s been swinging it, I think quietly and steadily he’s had a pretty solid month of June.  He hung on a breaking ball, he does that.  Jason hangs in there against lefties and has enough juice to stay in and get one out of there”

-Talks about Medlen pitching well towards the end of the game

“He did a nice job, he gave us the opportunity to win the game and we were able to hold on.  He’s had some tough luck early on in the season with not getting any run support and today we gave him the lead and after the home run we were able to get it back and hold it for him”

-Justin Upton, B.J. Upton, Dan Uggla and entire lineup talk

“(JUP) had great at bats today, the double and the rocket to the second baseman in the 9th that they turned two on…so that’s good to see.  B.J. got a knock, Danny got a base hit, Chris Johson….we swung the bats all the way up and down the lineup”

-On Jordan Schafer in the lineup

“He had a big double, made a tough play look easy down the left field line, he had to run a long way and he made that look easy.  He is getting an opportunity to play, a couple games in Milwaukee because Justin has been out and using the DH the last couple days, who knows, I may run him back out there tomorrow”


Craig Kimbrel after picking up the save

“Whenever you walk the leadoff batter in a one-run ballgame, it puts you in kind of a sticky situation,” Kimbrel said. “But we were able to work out of it. [Catcher Brian McCann] called some good pitches and that’s why we got out of it.”



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