The Braves rallied from a 5-0 deficit to beat the Cubs 6-5 in 12 innings Tuesday night at Turner Field. Garret Anderson and Jeff Francour both homered for Atlanta. Rafael Sorinano picked up with win in relief. Derek Lowe will toe the rubber for the Braves tonight as the same two teams meet again at Turner Field.
Before the game last night, the Braves sent rookie outfielder Jordan Shafer to the minors. The team told him he’d been optioned to Gwinnet when he showed up at Turner Field for the game. Shafer was hiitng .204 with two homers and 63 strikeouts. Gregor Blanco was called up to replace him in center field. Blanco was 0-5 last night.
The Braves remain 4 1/2 games behind the Phillies in the NL East standings.
Meanwhile, Tom Glavine made another rehab start for Class-A Rome Tuesday night. He pitched six scoreless innings and only gave up three hits. He says he is ready to joing the team’s rotation and would like to pitch Saturday’s game against Milwaukee.