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NEW YORK - Julio Teheran got the decision Wednesday, but Braves shortstop supreme Andrelton Simmons won the game.
Aaron Harang's return to Cincinnati didn't go so well, and the Braves' recent five-game winning streak and offensive resurgence suddenly feel like fading memories.
CINCINNATI - After stranding 13 runners on base in a 12-inning win Friday against the Reds, the Braves didn't mount a scoring threat against them until the seventh inning Saturday. And they failed to cash in that one.
CINCINNATI - Three weeks ago Mike Minor was extremely frustrated and even dismayed, wondering what he could do to get his disappointing season turned around so he could help instead of hinder the Braves' playoff chances.
CINCINNATI - After struggling against a good pitcher they were unfamiliar with Wednesday at Pittsburgh, the Braves on Thursday faced a Reds pitcher who had nothing in common with the Pirates' Gerrit Cole other than being the same age.
PITTSBURGH - Two weeks ago, the Braves flew home from Seattle after a miserable 0-8 road trip that left them two games over .500 and pretty much dead in the water, in the view of many. The Pittsburgh Pirates might have a hard time believing that.
When Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons each homered before the seventh pitch of the night, and the Braves had six runs even before the Pirates batted, a four-game Atlanta winning streak and the end of an eight-game road skid seemed certain.
ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman said before Friday's game that the Braves couldn't wait any longer to get their offense going, they had to start playing better now if they hoped to catch the Nationals.