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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Braves Pick Glavine Up With Homers, Beat Tigers

Braves starter Tom Glavine allowed seven hits and three runs in five innings, but by then, the Braves had scored seven runs. Atlanta cruised on to the 9-3 victory.

Through five innings, Tigers starter Justin Verlander allowed seven runs on nine hits, including giving up home runs to Casey Kotchman and Chipper Jones. The biggest blow was a five-run second, where Kotchman had a two-run shot.

Yunel Escobar and Gregor Blanco drove in two runs apiece. Clint Sammons drove in a run in the sixth with a solo shot and Matt Diaz added an RBI.

Curtis Granderson hit a two-run shot for the Tigers and Josh Anderson, freshly traded from the Braves, added an RBI single for his new team.

W - Tom Glavine (2-0)
L - Justin Verlander (1-2)
HR - ATL - Casey Kotchman (3)
Chipper Jones (4)
Clint Sammons (3)
DET - Curtis Granderson (3)

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