and the Braves beat the sliding Pirates for their fourth consecutive victory. The early outburst was enough for Ervin Santana , who allowed three solo homers among nine hits in 5 1-3 innings. Santana (13-6) improved to 8-1 over his
stake. We're playing for something, and we'll keep pushing." The Pirates could be in for a serious challenge as Ervin Santana (12-6, 3.66 ERA) faces them for the first time in the opener. The Atlanta right-hander allowed two runs and
Upton's 2-run HR helps Braves top Lester, A's 4-3
Braves: After completing their 10-game homestand, the Braves open a series at Pittsburgh on Monday night as RHP Ervin Santana goes for his 13th win. Santana (12-6) leads the Braves in wins.
Three Cuts: Braves hold off Dodgers for first win of series
right-handed pitching. So for Gonzalez to make the switch when he did, he must have really needed that spark. 2. ERVIN SANTANA WAS BRILLIANT ON THE MOUND, BUT A DISASTROUS SECOND INNING ALMOST DERAILED THE NIGHT Santana started his night by
Braves get SS back, Dodgers lose starting pitcher, result goes accordingly
Ervin Santana won his sixth straight start at Turner Field, Justin Upton drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning and the Atlanta Braves
us. But there's a lot of baseball to play. It's no time to panic." The Braves should still be confident with Ervin Santana (11-6, 3.69) taking the mound Wednesday. He's a posted a 2.60 ERA during a five-start home win streak
Haren, Dodgers beat hapless Braves again, 4-2
opposing hitters to a .198 average. He has 32 strikeouts and only four walks during his winning streak. Braves: Ervin Santana (11-6) will also be looking to stretch his winning streak to five in a row. He has worked at least six innings
Santana helps steer Braves past Padres
Atlanta's Ervin Santana weighs in on the 2-0 victory over San Diego.
Sounding Off: Expectations for Braves staff
starting rotation. What do you expect from it once we get might minor back and the veteran Ervin Santana well I expect this starting rotation to be solid Ervin Santana . Could be that ace of this staff before very durable in his career and we know whatfrom it once we get -- might minor back and the veteran Ervin Santana well I expect this starting rotation to be solid Ervin Santana . Could be that ace of this staff before -- very durable in his career and we know what Mike -- could do.
Santana, Braves out-pitched by Nationals
Fredi Gonzalez praises Ervin Santana's pitching despite the loss.