John Gibbons

Freeman injured, Bautista bat flips and Braves beat Jays

The Atlanta Braves scored six runs before making an out, and things turned ugly in the late innings after a bat flip by Jose Bautista.

All of it was overshadowed by an injury to Freddie Freeman.

The Braves rode a big first inning to their third straight win over the Toronto Blue Jays, holding on for an 8-4 victory Wednesday night after Freeman was struck on the left wrist by a pitch.

Freeman came into the night hitting .343 and tied for the major league lead with 14 homers. X-rays taken at the stadium were inconclusive, and he will get an MRI and other tests to determine the seriousness of the injury Thursday.

His teammates and manager Brian Snitker were...

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