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Atlanta Braves unable to hit Cincinnati's Leake
Braves have now dropped 8 of last 10
Cincinnati Reds shortstop Skip Schumaker, right, forces out Atlanta Braves' Nick Markakis, left, on an Andrelton Simmons ground ball in the first inning of Thursday's game in Atlanta. - photo by John Bazemore | Associated Press
ATLANTA — Mike Leake pitched eight strong innings and hit his fifth career home run to help the Cincinnati Reds beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Thursday night. Todd Frazier, Tucker Barnhart and Billly Hamilton also had solo homers as the Reds won their third straight. Joey Votto had two hits and drove in a run.
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