Kimbrel Gives Up 2 Homers in the Ninth as Braves Fall to Reds

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Updated: 5/07/2013 11:57 pm

CINCINNATI (AP) - Devin Mesoraco and Shin-Soo Choo hit two-out homers in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night, rallying the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves.


Mesoraco connected for his first career pinch-hit homer off Craig Kimbrel (0-1), who blew a save for the second time in his last three appearances. Kimbrel went to a full count on Mesoraco before the catcher homered into the first row in center.


Four pitches later, Choo hit his second homer of the game, giving him a team-leading seven. It was his second career game-ending homer.


Jonathan Broxton (1-1) retired three batters in the ninth for Cincinnati's fourth win in five games.

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