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Reds get the better of Braves for series split

8:27 PM, Jul 14, 2013   |    comments
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Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - At the crack of Jay Bruce's bat, Braves starter Julio Teheran dipped his face straight into his glove.

The right-hander's slider stayed above the knees and broke over the middle of the plate. Bruce made him pay. Before the ball landed five rows into the right-field seats, Teheran went for a walk around the mound, already finished yelling.

Bruce's two-run shot in the third inning capped a four-run rally and sent the Cincinnati Reds to a 8-4 win against the Atlanta Braves, salvaging a split in the finale of a four-game series.

In addition to Bruce, who hit his 19th homer, Shin-Soo Choo also went deep for the 13th time this year.

Tony Cingrani received a no-decision because he only went four innings for the Reds. He gave up two runs -- one earned -- and four hits with five strikeouts. Logan Ondrusek (3-0) picked up the win with two scoreless innings in relief.

Teheran (7-5) took the loss after the Reds tagged him for five runs on seven hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings.

Andrelton Simmons had two hits including a home run, and scored twice for Atlanta.

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