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Atlanta Tops Cincinnati 5-4 - Recap

Atlanta got a 5-4 victory over Cincinnati on Friday, with Ervin Santana earning the victory and helping Braves moneyline bettors cash out.

Atlanta won as a -135 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 7.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Ervin Santana earned the victory for the Braves, throwing 6 2/3 innings of work, striking out 7, walking 1, and allowing 9 hits and 4 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Justin Upton in the win.

Cincinnati's starting pitcher Homer Bailey worked 6 innings, giving up 9 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Joey Votto in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Cincinnati as they had 11 hits, while Atlanta only had 10.

Craig Kimbrel pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.