Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Braves Say They Still Have a Chance

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Braves Say They Still Have a Chance

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ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves gave themselves a glimmer of hope in the NL East.

Hey, after what happened to these guys a year ago, they're not giving up on chasing down the first-place Washington Nationals.

Mike Minor threw six strong innings, Dan Uggla broke it open with a two-run single and the Braves denied Gio Gonzalez his 20th win, completing a sweep of Washington with a 5-1 victory Sunday night. Atlanta closed within 51/2 games of the Nationals with a little over two weeks left in the regular season.

"There's still a lot of baseball left," Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "Who knows what could happen? We've just got to keep playing and keep winning ballgames."

Last season, the Braves had a double-figure lead in the wild- card race with a month to go -- and blew it. St. Louis passed Atlanta on the final day and rubbed salt in the wound by winning an improbable World Series championship. Atlanta leads the NL for the first wild-card spot.


CHICAGO -- The State College Spikes, the Pirates' short-season Class A affiliate, plan to sign a two-year player development contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, according to a source.

An announcement is expected later today. The Centre Daily Times reported the Spikes' affiliation switch.

The Spikes, a member of the New York-Penn League, have been affiliated with the Pirates since 2007. They were affiliated with the Cardinals from 1981, when the franchise was known as the Erie Cardinals, until 2006. The Pirates' two-year PDC expired after this season.

The Spikes finished 35-41 this season. Right-hander Luis Heredia, an 18-year-old international signee, served as the main attraction.

-- Bill Brink The Pittsburgh Press


UNIVERSITY PARK -- Maya Hayes was not about to be denied after waiting so long.

Fresh off helping the U.S. national team win the FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in Japan, Hayes scored a goal in her first game back with Penn State in a 2-1 victory against Wisconsin at Jeffrey Field on Sunday.

"I'm happy to be back and happy to be back on Jeffrey Field with the music and the crowd and the team and the atmosphere itself," Hayes said. …

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