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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Kawakami, Kotchman Pitch And Bat Braves Over Yanks

Fueled by Kenshin Kawakami's well-pitched start and Casey Kotchman's two-run double, the Braves held on to edge the New York Yankees 3-2.

Kawakami walked three in his three innings of work, but he only allowed two hits and he struck out two batters as well. Casey Kotchman had a two-run double in the first inning off of Yankees starter Ian Kennedy. After Blaine Boyer continued the shutout in the fourth, Todd Redmond and Kris Medlen gave up runs in the fifth and sixth innings. However, Yunel Escobar drove in a run in the bottom of the fifth to provide the margin for the final score. Francisely Bueno, Mariano Gomez and Juan Perez all had scoreless innings to finish the game off the Braves.

The Braves play their second WBC team tomorrow when they face Team Venezuela.

W - Kenshin Kawakami (2-0)
L - Ian Kennedy (0-1)
S - Juan Perez (1)

EDIT: Added W/L/S/HR chart.

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