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Atlanta Braves News: Rio Ruiz’s improvement, Johan Camargo and more

Rio Ruiz has been impressive since his call up on September 1

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Braves News

Braves walk-off (literally) against Marlins

Atlanta fell behind 4-0 Saturday night but rallied for a 6-5 win over the Miami Marlins. Freddie Freeman tied the game in the sixth with a run scoring single while Ender Inciarte worked a bases loaded walk-off walk in the ninth to seal the victory.

Camargo showcases highs, lows of youth

Johan Camargo went 2-for-4 at the plate in Saturday night’s game including a two-run home run but also made a base running blunder that prematurely ended a fifth-inning rally. Camargo tried to move up to second on a relay throw to the plate but was tagged out standing while appearing to slow down before reaching the bag.

"There's always highs and lows," Camargo said through an interpreter. "Whenever something like that happens, you've just got to take it, learn from it and move on from it."

Braves rookie Ruiz shows improvement at plate and in the field

Since returning to the majors on September 1, rookie third baseman Rio Ruiz has played well both offensively and defensively giving the Braves something to think about for 2018.

Since he was recalled Sept. 1 after the Braves traded Brandon Phillips, Ruiz was 8-for-27 (.296) with a double, a home run, five RBIs and a .766 OPS in seven games before Saturday, including at least one hit in each game until an 0-for-4 against the Marlins on Friday (the Braves had only five hits in that loss).

MLB News

Indians extend streak to 17 straight

The Indians scored a 4-2 come-from-behind win over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday to extend their franchise best winning streak to 17 games. The winning streak has enabled Cleveland to run down Houston tying the Astros for the best record in the American League. The Indians are just the second team since 1961 to win as many as 17 straight games.

Jimmy Nelson to miss remainder of 2017 season with shoulder injury

The Milwaukee Brewers have closed to within three games of the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central but will be without a key piece of their rotation for the remainder of the season. Righthander Jimmy Nelson was diagnosed with a right rotator cuff strain and a partial labrum tear and will be shut down for the remainder of the season.

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