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Royals silence Braves

By Tyler Fulghum, Sports Director, tylerf@kmiz.com
Published On: Apr 17 2013 05:48:23 PM CDT
Wade Davis

Associated Press photogpraph

Wade Davis threw seven shutout innings Wednesday and the Royals snapped Atlanta's 10-game win streak

ATLANTA -

Wade Davis pitched five-hit ball for seven innings, Jeff Francoeur had a fourth-inning RBI single, and the Kansas City Royals stopped Atlanta's 10-game winning streak with a 1-0 victory Wednesday.

The Braves were seeking their first 13-1 start since 1994, but the powerful Atlanta offense - which homered five times off the Royals the previous night - finally was stifled.

Davis (2-0) didn't walk anyone and struck out seven, and the Braves couldn't get a runner past first base until Jason Heyward's two-out double in the sixth.

Their only serious scoring chance came in the seventh, when Juan Francisco was thrown out trying to score from first on a pop down the right-field line.
    
Greg Holland worked a scoreless ninth -- striking out all three batters he faced -- for his third save.

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