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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Reds sweep the Braves

Game 1:
Cincinnati: 6  Atlanta: 5
WP - Merritt (4-0)  LP - Stone (2-1)
HR: May (2)

Jim Merritt won his 4th straight game to start the season as the Reds edged the Braves, 6-5 in Atlanta.
Merritt gave up 5 runs but went the distance, Lee May hit his second homer of the year and Johnny Bench drove in a couple of runs to lead the Reds.
Felix Millan had 4 hits and Rico Carty drove in 3 for the Braves in a losing cause

Game 2:
Cincinnati: 5  Atlanta: 3
WP - Carroll (1-0)  LP - Niekro (1-2)  
S - Granger (3)            
HR: Perez (9), Bench (4), Tolan (5)

Bobby Tolan cracked a 2-run homer in the top of the ninth
off Phil Niekro to break a 3-3 tie, giving the Reds the
win and a two game sweep over the Braves. Johnny Bench
had 3 hits to raise his average up to .464 on the season.
The Reds are now 14-3 on the year while the Braves
fall back to 8-6.

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