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Francisco Gives Braves 4-3 Walk-Off Win; Atlanta Moves to Twenty-Juan Games Over .500

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Juan Francisco singled through the hole between shortstop and third base in the bottom of the 11th inning to give Atlanta a walk-off 4-3 win against the Dodgers Friday night in Atlanta.

Francisco's single scored David Ross to bring home the winning run against Dodgers reliever Jamey Wright.

Chipper Jones got the scoring going in the second inning, homering to center field to start the frame against Chris Capuano.

Things stayed at that score until the sixth, when Los Angeles finally got to Tommy Hanson. Mark Ellis doubled to left field to start, and scored two batters later when Hanson threw a horrible slider to Andre Ethier. Ethier crushed it to right field, and his 12th home run of the year gave the Dodgers a 2-1 lead.

The Dodgers chased Hanson in the seventh, as Luis Cruz doubled to start, and scored on a Shane Victorino double two batters later. That made the game a 3-1 score. The final line on Hanson was 6.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K.

Atlanta finally chased Capuano in the eighth, but it was a fantastic start for the soft-tossing lefty. Back-to-back singles and a sacrifice bunt from Michael Bourn (not the biggest fan of that decision) put runners on second and third. That was the end of the night for Capuano, sporting a final line of 7.1, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 8 K.

Ronald Belisario replaced him, and allowed the runners on base to score. Martin Prado grounded out, scoring Paul Janish to make it a 3-2 game.

Jason Heyward followed with a line drive single to center, plating Reed Johnson and tying the game at three after eight innings.

Chad Durbin, Craig Kimbrel, Eric O'Flaherty , and winning pitcher Jonny Venters combined to pitch 4.1 scoreless innings of relief.

With tonight's win, Atlanta moves to a season best 21-games over .500 with a record of 70-49.

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