The home run derby continues Thursday — and just like the first three games, Cincinnati wins to sweep Atlanta for the first time in 32 years. (ADDS: breakout on Chipper's ceremony at Riverfront Stadium).
Atlanta is now 0-for-3 in its trip to Cincinnati as the Braves lose a heartbreaker Wednesday, 2-1, after a Reds walk-off in the ninth inning.
After starting strong Monday against the Reds, Braves starter Mike Minor has one bad inning — during which he gave up back-to-back-to-back HRs, including one to Cincy pitcher Mike Leake — in a 4-1 loss. (ADDS: breakout on Chipper Jones' absence from lineup, expectations on return)
Yancy Gates, who threw the most punches during Saturday’s ugly melee between Cincinnati and bitter rival Xavier, is one of eight players suspended Sunday for their roles in a major black eye for college basketball.
The talk of Cincinnati Bengals training camp is not quarterback Carson Palmer's refusal to show up, but rather the electric performance so far by ex-UGA star receiver A.J. Green.