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This Day in Braves History: Atlanta acquires Nate McLouth from Pirates

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We continue to take a day-by-day look back at the major events in history of the Braves. As always, we would like to thank Baseball-Reference and NationalPastime.comfor providing the background information for these articles.

This Day in Braves History: June 3

1978 - The Braves and the Cubs tie a major league record by combining to use 14 pitchers in a single game. Each team used seven pitchers each with the Cubs coming out on top 8-6 at Wrigley Field.

2004 - 45-year old Julio Franco becomes the oldest player in major league history to hit a grand slam in an 8-4 win over the Phillies.

2009 - The Braves acquire outfielder Nate McLouth from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for outfield prospect Gorkys Hernandez and pitchers Charlie Morton and Jeff Locke. McLouth hits .257/.354/.419 with 11 homers for the Braves over the final 84 games of the 2009 season. However, he craters the next two seasons hitting just .190 and .228. Morton spent seven seasons with the Pirates where he was an average to above average pitcher before taking his game to another level as a member of the Astros in 2017.

2010 - Atlanta extends its winning streak to nine games with a 4-3 win over the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Kris Medlen allowed six hits and just two earned runs over 7 1/3 innings with Jonny Venters picking up the first save of his career. Troy Glaus went 2-for-4 at the plate with his fourth homer in the last five games.

2016 - Dodgers rookie Corey Seager hit three solo home runs off of Julio Teheran in a 4-2 win over the Braves. Those three homers were the only hits that Teheran would allow over 5 2/3 innings. Seager would go on to hit 26 homers and win the NL Rookie of the Year Award.

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