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CINCINNATI, Ohio -- One of the NLs best closers was one strike away from a milestone save. Cheap Air Max China . Devin Mesoraco and Shin-Soo Choo turned everything upside down in a span of five pitches. Mesoraco homered on a full-count pitch from Craig Kimbrel with two outs in the ninth inning on Tuesday night, and Choo followed with his second homer of the game, rallying the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves. So sudden, and so shocking for everyone. "Hes the best closer in the league," said Choo, whose second career game-ending homer gave him a team-high seven this season. "This is a big game for us." Cincinnatis offence has been struggling the last couple of weeks. The Reds were one strike away from another low-scoring loss after Kimbrel (0-1) fanned the first two batters in the ninth and went to a full count on Mesoraco. Mesoraco hasnt done much pinch hitting, but remembered something that manager Dusty Baker had advised about those pressure situations. "Dusty says with two strikes, look for their hardest pitch away," Mesoraco said. "I stayed on it." Centre fielder B.J. Upton drifted toward the wall and jumped, the ball narrowly clearing his glove and landing in the first row at one of the majors most homer-friendly ballparks. "That was incredible," Mesoraco said of his first career pinch-hit homer. "I watched (Upton). Once he looked up, it was a pretty good feeling." Kimbrel is only one save away from No. 100 for his career. Hed blown a save last Friday by giving up his first homer of the season, a shot by David Wright that tied it in the ninth. The Mets went on to win 7-5 in 10 innings. He gave up his second and third homers in quick succession Tuesday. "All around, its frustrating," said Kimbrel, who is 10 of 13 in save chances. "Ive blown three saves. Those are wins we should have had." Jonathan Broxton (1-1) retired three batters in the ninth for Cincinnatis fourth win in five games. The comeback gave Dusty Baker his 1,600th victory as a manager, moving him ahead of Tommy Lasorda for 18th place on the career list. "Thats one of the best I can remember of the 1,600," Baker said. "It might be the top." The Braves led from the first inning until Kimbrels last few pitches. Brian McCann singled with the bases loaded in the first inning -- the first hit of his injury-shortened season -- as the Braves pulled ahead 3-0 against Homer Bailey. Kris Medlen limited Cincinnati to four hits in seven innings, including Choos solo homer. Medlen has five quality starts in his seven appearances, but only one win. Mesoracos homer snatched away another. "Anytime were here, the ballpark is kind of an excuse," Medlen said. "But that Mesoraco fly ball is a fly-ball out in a lot of places." For the second game in a row, a Reds starter lasted a season-low five innings. Bronson Arroyo gave up four runs in a 7-4 loss in the series opener Monday night. Bailey allowed four runs on five hits and four walks in five innings, leaving for a pinch hitter in the fifth. Donald Lutz batted for Bailey and singled home a run that cut it to 4-2. Joey Vottos double in the sixth extended his hitting streak to 10 games, the longest by a Reds player this season. Brandon Phillips sacrifice fly in the eighth cut it to 4-3. The series matches the NLs top two teams at striking out. The Braves lead the league with 297, the Reds are next at 268. Cincinnatis Jay Bruce, who leads the NL with 49 strikeouts, fanned with Votto on third base in the sixth inning. Todd Frazier struck out with two aboard in the eighth. Andrelton Simmons hit a pair of homers in the series opener and moved up from eighth in Atlantas batting order to leadoff. He opened the game with a double and scored the first run. He also made a sensational play in the fourth, diving for a grounder in the hole at shortstop and throwing out Bruce at first. Simmons also made a barehand catch-and-throw to get Choo at first base in the eighth. NOTES: The game started after a 35-minute rain delay. ... Braves OF Jason Heyward, who had an appendectomy on April 22, took batting practice before the game. The Braves will decide by the end of the week whether hes ready to start a rehab assignment. ... Reds C Ryan Hanigan started a rehab assignment at Triple-A Louisville. Hes been on the 15-day DL since April 21 with a strained left oblique. ... Jack Hannahan made his fourth start, all at third base. ... It was Choos eight career multi-homer game. Discount Air Max 270 Outlet .C. -- Al Jefferson joked that he feels he can score from anywhere on the court. Cheap Nike Shoes From China . And follow TSN.ca right through Deadline Day for all the updates. From Pierre LeBrun While Anaheim GM Bob Murray said earlier this season he was not going to trade Jonas Hiller despite the fact hes an unrestricted free agent on July 1, some sources have told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun that Murray might be willing to move another goalie. http://www.clearanceairmax270.com/ .com) - Following a late-game loss to the reigning NBA champs, the Toronto Raptors will look to sustain their recent high-level play as they travel to Indiana to take on the Pacers. When more than 350 college basketball teams play several thousand games against one another, there will, inevitably, be surprises -- big ones -- throughout the season. This potential for shockers is hard-wired in the process itself. In fact, the biggest stop-the-world upset of all would be a season with no upsets.Heres the safest prediction to make about the 2016-117 college basketball season: A really big upset will occur early in the season, and youll hear it said that theres just so much parity in the game now. Clearance Air Max 270 Online. Will that be a correct reading of this season? Possibly no, it wont be. ' ' ' 
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