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Braves’ win streak snapped

By Korea Herald

Published : April 18, 2013 - 19:28

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ATLANTA (AP) ― Jeff Francoeur always enjoys beating his first team.

This one was especially sweet.

Francoeur had an RBI single and Wade Davis made it stand up with five-hit ball over seven innings, leading the Kansas City Royals past the Braves 1-0 on Wednesday to stop Atlanta’s 10-game winning streak.

Born and raised in the Atlanta area, Francoeur started his career with his hometown team before being traded in 2009. Now on his third team since his days with the Braves, he visited with dozens of family and friends during batting practice, then came through when it mattered in the fourth.

“It means a little bit more personally,” Francoeur said. “You want to say you’re focused all the time but there’s definitely some extra motivation coming home here for me.”

The Braves were seeking their first 13-1 start since 1994, but the powerful Atlanta offense finally was stifled.

Oakland 7, Houston 5

Cincinnati 11, Philadelphia 2

Tampa Bay 6, Baltimore 2

Boston 6, Cleveland 3

NY Yankees 4, Arizona 3

Pittsburgh 5, St. Louis 0

Chicago White Sox 7, Toronto 0

Washington 6, Miami 1

Milwaukee 4, San Francisco 3

San Diego 7, LA Dodgers 2

Detroit 2, Seattle 1