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ATLANTA (AP) —ers he can hit this season.The Braves shortstop insists he isn’t keeping count.Swanson homered David Justice Jersey , drove in three runs and scored the tiebreaker on Freddie Freeman’s double in the eighth inning as Atlanta beat the Detroit Tigers 7-4 on Sunday.Article continues below ...Swanson, who hit 14 homers last season, already has 12 this year. He shook his head when asked if he could hit 25 homers this year.“I’ve never cared about that before and I’m not going to start now,” he said.Atlanta took two of three from the Tigers for its first home interleague series win since also winning two of three against Detroit in 2016. Atlanta was 0-5-3 in its last eight home series against American League teams.Braves starter Julio Teheran pitched five scoreless innings and left with a 3-0 lead.The Tigers pulled even off Jacob Webb in the eighth on back-to-back homers to left field — a two-run shot by Grayson Greiner and a tying liner by JaCoby Jones. Christin Stewart added a ninth-inning homer off Braves closer Luke Jackson.It was 3-all when Swanson drew a one-out walk from Joe Jiménez (2-3) in the eighth and scored when Freeman lined his 299th career double into the right field corner.“Swanson was kind of terrorizing us all day offensively,” Greiner said. “He worked a good walk there.”Freeman said he was confident Swanson could score from first.“I hooked it, so with Dansby’s speed I knew it,” Freeman said.After walking Josh Donaldson, Jiménez fielded Austin Riley’s grounder before making a wild throw toward second base that sailed into center field for an error, allowing Freeman to score. Donaldson scored on Ozzie Albies‘ deep fly ball to center field. Pinch-hitter Charlie Culberson’s triple to center field drove in Riley.Offseason wrist surgery has allowed Swanson to swing without pain. He pulled a fastball from Boyd into the left-field seats in the third for a 2-0 lead.Boyd entered the game with a streak of 12 scoreless innings over two starts before giving up three runs on five hits. The left-hander struck out nine in five innings.Touki Toussaint (3-0) recorded one out in the eighth.TRAINER’S ROOMTigers:The team is awaiting more opinions of an MRI on 1B Miguel Cabrera’s right knee. He left Friday night’s game and has dealt with knee soreness since spring training. He was held out Sunday for the second straight day. … IF Josh Harrison (left hamstring strain) and IF Jordy Mercer (right quad strain) are expected to see specialist Dr. Daniel E. Cooper on Monday in Dallas.Braves: Ronald Acuña Jr. was a target for wild throws in the first. He was safe on an infield single when Dixon’s throw from third base hit his shoulder. Acuña flexed his shoulder and remained in the game before being hit again on his back by Boyd’s errant pickoff attempt. Acuña advanced to second before Boyd recorded three straight strikeouts.SNITKER SICKBraves bench coach Walt Weiss filled in for manager Brian Snitker, who felt sick before the game and left the dugout to be examined by trainers. Snitker, 63, didn’t return to the dugout. The Braves released no information on his status. “I’m hoping he bounces back quickly,” Weiss said http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-nick-markakis-jersey , referring to Snitker as “an old war horse.”MISTAKESThe Tigers committed three errors. “We missed plays again today which kind of cost us,” said manager Ron Gardenhire.MINT CONDITIONWith the Braves’ bullpen mostly in flux this season, former closer A.J. Minter remains at Triple-A Gwinnett despite allowing no runs and striking out 13 in 9 1/3 innings, a span of seven games. Minter went 0-4 with a 9.82 ERA in 15 games with Atlanta. Snitker said Saturday the Braves “don’t have any timetable” for Minter’s return.IRON MANBraves right fielder Nick Markakis didn’t start but grounded out in the seventh as a pinch-hitter. He has appeared in 225 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the majors.UP NEXTTigers: After concluding their nine-game road trip, the Tigers are off Monday before opening a home series against Tampa Bay on Tuesday night. LHP Ryan Carpenter (0-2, 7.58) is scheduled to face LHP Blake Snell (3-4, 3.06).Braves: Following an off day on Monday, Atlanta opens a series at Pittsburgh on Tuesday night when LHP Max Fried (7-3, 3.19) is scheduled to face LHP Steven Brault (2-1, 5.87). DENVER (AP) — The 13-year-old umpire caught in the middle of a brawl at a youth baseball game got a big league show of support Sunday.Josh Cordova and his family were invited to Coors Field by major league umpire Chris Guccione to see the Los Angeles Dodgers play the Colorado Rockies. Guccione, who’s from Salida, Colorado Scott Kazmir Jersey , reached out to Josh after hearing about a game between 7-year-olds that deteriorated into an adult-fueled brawl on the field over a disputed call. Video of the fight at Westgate Elementary School in Lakewood went viral.“It was scary, not only for me but for the 7-year-olds there,” Josh said as he sat next to Guccione in the Rockies’ dugout before the game. “I don’t want them to have the idea that baseball is like that. I want them to have the belief that baseball is a great game and for them to learn to love the game, just as I have.”Guccione, a big league ump for 20 years, said he started umpiring at about the same age as Josh but had never seen or experienced anything like the all-out fighting among parents, coaches or spectators that Josh had witnessed.“I thought it was a perfect opportunity to reach out to Josh and not only to him but his family and to say to him, ‘I’m proud of you and I’m rooting for you and what you did is the right thing,'” Guccione said. “I’m super happy for him, and I wanted to encourage him to keep going forward.”Josh participated in the umpires’ pregame conference, and he delivered the lineup cards at home plate to Rockies manager Bud Black and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, both of whom had hugs and encouraging words for Josh.“For him to try to earn some extra money and umpire young kids and for it to turn out that way, I just find it very hard to justify the adults’ actions because as the role model for these young kids Kurt Suzuki Jersey , there couldn’t be a worse example set,” Roberts said. “So for these kids, that’s where my heart goes out, to these young kids who have to witness their parents act that way.”Guccione also gave Josh his umpire jersey and a chest protector, which Josh said he’ll start using right away to replace his old one, which is worn out.Josh has continued to play baseball and work as an umpire. He said he was part of the crew that officiated the youth league’s championship game on Saturday. He plans to continue, he said, because of his “passion for being around the game and helping kids grow, as I did in the same organization.”The Bear Creek Junior Sports Association banned the teams involved in the June 15 fracas for the rest of the season, and Lakewood police said a dozen people have been cited for their involvement in the brawl.Josh thanked Guccione and the many others who have contacted him with messages of support, including several parents involved in the fight.“I’m very appreciative for everyone that’s reached out to me,” he said.

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