uggs schuh Atlanta Brave Dan Uggla sink old team with 9th
A former Atlanta Brave provided the decisive blow in an incredible collapse at Turner Field Tuesday night.
Dan Uggla, cut loose by the Braves last July with more than year remaining on his contract, hit a go ahead three run homer in the top of the ninth inning as the Washington Nationals beat Atlanta 13 12. The Braves led 9 1 in the second, 10 7 after six and 12 10 heading into the ninth, but could not hold on.
Atlanta closer Jason Grilli allowed a one out single to Jose Lobaton and then walked Danny Espinosa to bring up Uggla. The second baseman, who hit .209/.317/.391 and struck out 535 times in 499 games in his three plus seasons with the Braves before being released, hammered an 0 2 fastball from Grilli deep into the left field stands to put Washington up for good.
Drew Storen pitched a scoreless ninth for the Nationals to close out the largest comeback in Washington franchise history. Uggla went 3 for 5 with five RBIs, lining a two run triple in the seventh in addition to his home run.