Gattis hits grand slam to lead Braves past Twins - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Gattis hits grand slam to lead Braves past Twins

ATLANTA (AP) - Evan Gattis kept up an amazing rookie season with his first grand slam, B.J. Upton and Ramiro Pena also homered, and the Atlanta Braves finished off a sweep of the woeful Minnesota Twins 8-3 Wednesday.

The Braves stretched their winning streak to six games and made things easy for Paul Maholm (6-4), who allowed an unearned run in 7 1-3 innings.

Gattis struck less than 24 hours after his two-out, pinch-homer in the ninth allowed the Braves to pull out a 5-4 win over the Twins in extra innings. Swinging on a 3-0 pitch with the bases loaded in the fourth, he launched an opposite-field drive just inside the right-field pole.

Vance Worley (1-5) gave up eight runs in 3 2-3 innings in the Twins' eighth straight loss.

Former Russell County Warrior Cory Rasmus made his major league debut in the game. Rasmus pitched the final inning and two-thirds for the Braves, giving up two solo home runs and striking out three. He was called up from the minors on Sunday.

  • Local SportsSPORTSMore>>

  • SPORTS OVERTIME: Week 6

    SPORTS OVERTIME: Week 6

    Thursday, September 21 2017 9:30 PM EDT2017-09-22 01:30:29 GMT

    So, the battle of unbeatens— Marion County and Manchester is our Sports Overtime Game of the Week.

    More >>

    So, the battle of unbeatens— Marion County and Manchester is our Sports Overtime Game of the Week.

    More >>
  • All Access: Marion County

    All Access: Marion County

    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-09-21 23:49:20 GMT
    (Source: Paul Stockman/WTVM)(Source: Paul Stockman/WTVM)

    We go All-Access with Marion County Coach Kirksey as he prepares for a clash with a tough region foe.

    More >>

    We go All-Access with Marion County Coach Kirksey as he prepares for a clash with a tough region foe.

    More >>
  • Inside the Huddle: Manchester's extra inspiration on the sidelines

    Inside the Huddle: Manchester's extra inspiration on the sidelines

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 8:43 PM EDT2017-09-21 00:43:10 GMT
    (Source: Paul Stockman/WTVM)(Source: Paul Stockman/WTVM)

    Manchester is off to a 4-0 start— one of the best in the area. The Blue Devils are certainly playing inspired football and it’s one of their teammates on the sidelines that’s bringing them that inspiration. 

    More >>

    Manchester is off to a 4-0 start— one of the best in the area. The Blue Devils are certainly playing inspired football and it’s one of their teammates on the sidelines that’s bringing them that inspiration. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly