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ATLANTA -- Craig Kimbrel found ninth-inning drama before a big stretch by Freddie Freeman saved the night for the Braves. Blues Jerseys China . Justin Upton hit a three-run homer to continue another strong April, Ervin Santana earned his third win and the Atlanta Braves held off the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 on Friday night. Kimbrel gave up a leadoff single to Roger Bernadina and walked Zack Cozart to open the ninth. Kimbrel struck out Brayan Pena and Chris Heisey before earning his seventh save on Joey Vottos groundout. Freeman made a long stretch at first base for Chris Johnsons throw from third base on Heiseys groundball. Reds manager Bryan Price challenged first base umpire Vic Carapazzas ruling that Freemans foot remained on the bag. The call was confirmed, ending the game. "Freddie did a terrific job staying on the bag," said Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez. He acknowledged he was nervous about the challenge before seeing the replay on the video board "and I felt kind of relaxed." Price said that when looking across the field he thought he saw "a huge gap" between Freemans foot and the bag. He said he agreed with the confirmed out call after seeing the replay. "I had a chance to come up here and look at our own video, which is what theyre getting in New York, and it was a confirmed out call," Price said. "They got the call right in the end, which is what were looking for." Two Cincinnati players left the game with injuries. Third baseman Todd Frazier was pulled in the fifth with tightness in his left leg. Catcher Devin Mesoraco strained his left hamstring and stumbled after rounding third base in the seventh, before limping across home plate. Price said he was protecting Frazier, who had previous tightness in his groin. Santana (3-0) gave up four runs on nine hits in 6 2-3 innings. Following singles by B.J. Upton and Freddie Freeman off Homer Bailey (1-2) in the first inning, Justin Upton hit his team-leading sixth homer. He leads the team with 15 RBIs. "Weve seen him do this before and carry us for a while," Gonzalez said. In 2013, Justin Upton led the majors with 12 homers in April, becoming the fastest player in Braves franchise history to reach the mark. He has hit 35 homers in April for his career, his highest total for any month. "Im just getting it going," said Upton, who is hitting .296 and leads the team with 15 RBIs. Freeman had three hits for Atlanta to shake a mini-slump. B.J. Upton, who was hitting .205, had one hit in his first game wearing prescription glasses. "Well see how the glasses work and if Ill keep them," he said. "I could see the ball better on both sides of the plate. It was good tonight." Bailey allowed five runs on nine hits in six innings. He allowed at least four earned runs for the fourth time in five starts this season and has a 6.15 ERA. The Braves increased their lead to 4-0 in the second on Jason Heywards RBI single. Evan Gattis drove in a run in the third for a 5-0 lead. Jay Bruce had a run-scoring single in the Reds two-run sixth. Cincinnati added two more in the seventh, knocking Santana out of the game. Mesoraco scored on Billy Hamiltons double. Votto had a run-scoring single off Luis Avilan. A strong defensive play by right fielder Jason Heyward helped Santana in the first inning. Votto doubled with one out in the first and moved to third on Phillips bloop single. Votto was thrown out at the plate on a strong throw by Heyward on Jay Bruces fly ball. Votto, sliding head-first, was tagged out in the batters box and never reached the plate. NOTES: Price said closer Aroldis Chapman, recovering from facial fractures and a mild concussion when hit by a line drive on March 19, will throw 35 to 40 pitches in batting practice on Saturday. If it goes well, it should be Chapmans final test before he is cleared for a minor league rehab assignment. ... Braves RHP David Hale will look for his first win of the season when he faces Reds RHP Mike Leake on Saturday. Alexander Steen Jersey . - Regan Smith had the checkered flag in sight at Daytona a year ago and a freight train of cars in his rearview mirror. Guy Lapointe Jersey .com) - Rick Nash scored twice and Derek Stepan chipped in a goal with one assist as the New York Rangers claimed a 5-2 decision over Calgary at the Saddledome. https://www.cheapblues.com/ . -- Jerome Williams glanced at Philadelphias schedule and realized he would be facing the Oakland Athletics yet again, with another new team.NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Titans quarterback Jake Locker didnt practice Wednesday with a sore and swollen right thumb on his passing hand. He managed to throw some passes hopes to practice as much as possible the rest of the week.The Titans quarterback hurt his thumb banging his hand off a defenders helmet in the second quarter of a 29-28 loss to Cleveland on Sunday. If Locker cant play against winless Jacksonville (0-5), it would be his second missed start in three games for a fourth-year quarterback in the final year of his rookie contract.I want to be out there, I want to play, Locker said Wednesday. I think sometimes that can cloud that judgment a little bit. But like I told you guys after the game, Im going to do everything that I can to just be as healthy as possible throughout this week, and well evaluate it from there.Lockers not the only key injury for the Titans (1-4) this week.Left tackle Michael Roos did not practice with a brace on his right knee. The 10-year veteran, who has missed only one game after an appendectomy in October 2012, said he is likely facing surgery that could be season-ending with a decision being made in the next couple days.(I) havent been hurt before, Roos said. Its difficult. Just trying to take it one day at a time.Rookie Taylor Lewan, the No. 11 draft selection overall in May, practiced in Roos place. Roos said Lewan will be fine if the rookie winds up starting against Jacksonville.Hes definitely capable, Roos said. And hes already practicing today, so hell have all that time under him and have to obviously get his mind right hes going to play, and I think hell be fine.Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt says Lockers injury is similar to the injured right wrist kept the quarterback out of a loss at Indianapolis on Sept. 28. The coach says theyll see how Locker progresses and that the quarterback wants to play.Well have to make the decision on whats best for the team and where he is physically, Whisenhuntt said. Sammy Blais Jersey. . Thats something that well have to see later in the week.Locker has missed 15 of 37 games since being named the starter with injuries to his right foot, hip, right knee and shoulder. Even though the Titans have insisted all year that Locker is their starter at quarterback, they must decide soon on whether he is their quarterback past this season.Asked about Lockers injuries on a conference call with Jacksonville reporters, Whisenhunt noted this time Locker banged his hand on a helmet.At that position, that happens, Whisenhunt said. I dont think thats because youre predisposed for injuries. He made a good throw; he made some good plays for us. Unfortunately, that happened. All I can judge is my time with Jake and unfortunately in this past game, he was playing well for us. It was just an unfortunate thing.Locker was playing well when hurt in the last game. He was 8 of 11 for 79 yards passing with a touchdown, and he also ran four times for 34 yards and another score. Locker took a forearm to the head from Browns linebacker Chris Kirksey in the end zone, but he didnt miss an offensive snap. Locker hurt his thumb on the next drive.Now Locker just has to ease the swelling in his thumb.Its getting better, he said.Notes: LG Andy Levitre has been fined $8,268 for a personal foul against Kirksey in the second half, and he plans to check the tape before deciding whether to appeal. LB Derrick Morgan also was fined $8,268 after being ejected in the fourth quarter. He plans to appeal. ... CB Coty Sensabaugh (right knee) did not practice along with TE Craig Stevens (thigh), while DT Jurrell Casey was given the day off. RB Shonn Greene (hamstring) and TE Taylor Thompson (right knee) were limited. TE Delanie Walker (shoulder) and CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson (concussion) practiced fully.___Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL___Follow Teresa M. Walker at www.twitter.com/teresamwalker ' ' '

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