Cul­ber­son walks Braves off again

For­mer Jacket hits 2nd game-win­ning homer of week

Calhoun Times - - SPORTS WEDNESDAY -

club­house. “It’s spe­cial to be a part of.”

The Na­tion­als went up 2-1 in the third when Wilmer Difo reached on Swan­son’s throw­ing er­ror and Trea Turner went deep for the sev­enth time.

Turner’s homer was the 89th al­lowed by Braves starter Ani­bal Sanchez since the start of 2015, but he gave up only two other baserun­ners — a dou­ble and a walk to Tay­lor. Sanchez struck out five in seven in­nings.

First base­man Reynolds’ throw­ing er­ror in the first caused starter Jeremy Hel­lick­son to leave the game af­ter one out. Hel­lick­son, who dropped the ball as he cov­ered the bag on Ozzie Al­bies’ grounder, im­me­di­ately clutched the back top of his leg and walked slowly off the field with an ap­par­ent right ham­string strain.

Pho­tos by JOHN AMIS and CUR­TIS COMP­TON / The As­so­ci­ated Press

( At­lanta’s Char­lie Cul­ber­son cel­e­brates as he comes to home plate af­ter hit­ting his two-run walk-off homer on Sun­day. ( Cul­ber­son (right) is dowsed with pow­er­ade by team­mate Peter Moy­lan dur­ing the postgame cel­e­bra­tion.

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