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May 25, 2008 | From the Associated Press
* at Atlanta 3, Arizona 1: Jeff Francoeur hit a walk-off two-run homer off Chad Qualls. With the score 1-1, Chipper Jones led off with a walk off Doug Slaton, Mark Teixeira grounded out and Qualls relieved. Francoeur homered on his second pitch. * New York 9, at Colorado 2: Carlos Beltran hit a three-run double as part of a five-run first inning, and the Mets ended their five-game losing streak.
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May 30, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly no longer occupies the hottest seat in baseball. That distinction now falls upon Kansas City Royals Manager Ned Yost. The Royals did not fire Yost on Thursday. But they did hire George Brett as hitting coach, which would be akin to the Dodgers hiring Sandy Koufax as pitching coach. The franchise icon has all the leverage; the manager probably is the next man overboard if the team does not play better. In this critical season for the Royals, things could not be going much worse.
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April 15, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Jeff Francoeur appears to have broken out of his early-season slump. Francoeur homered for the second night in a row, hitting a two-out shot in the eighth inning that gave the Atlanta Braves a 5-4 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night. After starting the season with only two hits in 36 at-bats, last year's rookie sensation homered twice Thursday in a loss to Philadelphia.
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May 27, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna, Los Angeles Times
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Billy Buckner received a not-so-lovely departing gift Sunday. One day after giving up two hits in five scoreless innings of a 7-0 win over the Royals, the Angels right-hander was designated for assignment. "It's a business, and I understand it," said Buckner, who will return to triple-A Salt Lake if he clears waivers. "They have a lot of guys coming off the disabled list. Someone has to go. " More will follow. Buckner was replaced by reliever Kevin Jepsen , who was activated after missing six weeks because of a shoulder strain and got Jeff Francoeur to pop to second with two on to end the seventh inning Sunday.
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April 6, 2009 | Associated Press
Once the Philadelphia Phillies finished celebrating their World Series title, the Atlanta Braves spoiled the rest of the opening-night party. Derek Lowe pitched eight superb innings, three Braves hit home runs against Brett Myers and Atlanta beat the defending champions, 4-1, in the major league opener Sunday night. Brian McCann hit a two-run homer, Jeff Francoeur had a solo shot and Jordan Schafer hit one in his first career at-bat for the Braves.
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May 30, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly no longer occupies the hottest seat in baseball. That distinction now falls upon Kansas City Royals Manager Ned Yost. The Royals did not fire Yost on Thursday. But they did hire George Brett as hitting coach, which would be akin to the Dodgers hiring Sandy Koufax as pitching coach. The franchise icon has all the leverage; the manager probably is the next man overboard if the team does not play better. In this critical season for the Royals, things could not be going much worse.
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February 24, 2008 | From the Associated Press
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- When John Smoltz spotted the dirty uniform creeping into the space in front of his locker, he playfully pushed it back toward Tom Glavine's side. "I'm sorry," Glavine said, sounding downright sincere. Then, on his way to the showers, Glavine ran into Jeff Francoeur, who didn't bother to look up. "You're not even going to say thanks?" the pitcher asked with faux disgust, having served up two long balls to Francoeur during batting practice Friday. Did Glavine really pitch for any team other than the Braves?
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May 27, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna, Los Angeles Times
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Billy Buckner received a not-so-lovely departing gift Sunday. One day after giving up two hits in five scoreless innings of a 7-0 win over the Royals, the Angels right-hander was designated for assignment. "It's a business, and I understand it," said Buckner, who will return to triple-A Salt Lake if he clears waivers. "They have a lot of guys coming off the disabled list. Someone has to go. " More will follow. Buckner was replaced by reliever Kevin Jepsen , who was activated after missing six weeks because of a shoulder strain and got Jeff Francoeur to pop to second with two on to end the seventh inning Sunday.
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March 5, 2006 | From the Associated Press
In less than a year, Jeff Francoeur has gone from having 335 at-bats at Double-A Mississippi to being a possible starting outfielder for the United States in the World Baseball Classic. That's just a typical leap for the precocious Francoeur. After Francoeur made his major league debut with the Atlanta Braves on July 7 last season, he played as if determined to show he should have spent the full year in Atlanta. He was hitting .413 at the end of July and was still around .
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July 26, 2009 | Associated Press
at Colorado 8, San Francisco 2: Troy Tulowitzki hit a home run and drove in a career-high five runs. at Chicago 5, Cincinnati 3: Aramis Ramirez hit his second home run in two days for the Cubs. at Arizona 7, Pittsburgh 0: Justin Upton hit a home run and drove in three runs. at Milwaukee 4, Atlanta 0: Yovani Gallardo (9-7) gave up four hits in 7 1/3 innings and drove in a run. New York 10, at Houston 3: Jeff Francoeur hit a three-run home run to lead the Mets.
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April 6, 2009 | Associated Press
Once the Philadelphia Phillies finished celebrating their World Series title, the Atlanta Braves spoiled the rest of the opening-night party. Derek Lowe pitched eight superb innings, three Braves hit home runs against Brett Myers and Atlanta beat the defending champions, 4-1, in the major league opener Sunday night. Brian McCann hit a two-run homer, Jeff Francoeur had a solo shot and Jordan Schafer hit one in his first career at-bat for the Braves.
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May 25, 2008 | From the Associated Press
* at Atlanta 3, Arizona 1: Jeff Francoeur hit a walk-off two-run homer off Chad Qualls. With the score 1-1, Chipper Jones led off with a walk off Doug Slaton, Mark Teixeira grounded out and Qualls relieved. Francoeur homered on his second pitch. * New York 9, at Colorado 2: Carlos Beltran hit a three-run double as part of a five-run first inning, and the Mets ended their five-game losing streak.
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February 24, 2008 | From the Associated Press
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- When John Smoltz spotted the dirty uniform creeping into the space in front of his locker, he playfully pushed it back toward Tom Glavine's side. "I'm sorry," Glavine said, sounding downright sincere. Then, on his way to the showers, Glavine ran into Jeff Francoeur, who didn't bother to look up. "You're not even going to say thanks?" the pitcher asked with faux disgust, having served up two long balls to Francoeur during batting practice Friday. Did Glavine really pitch for any team other than the Braves?
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April 15, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Jeff Francoeur appears to have broken out of his early-season slump. Francoeur homered for the second night in a row, hitting a two-out shot in the eighth inning that gave the Atlanta Braves a 5-4 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night. After starting the season with only two hits in 36 at-bats, last year's rookie sensation homered twice Thursday in a loss to Philadelphia.
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March 5, 2006 | From the Associated Press
In less than a year, Jeff Francoeur has gone from having 335 at-bats at Double-A Mississippi to being a possible starting outfielder for the United States in the World Baseball Classic. That's just a typical leap for the precocious Francoeur. After Francoeur made his major league debut with the Atlanta Braves on July 7 last season, he played as if determined to show he should have spent the full year in Atlanta. He was hitting .413 at the end of July and was still around .
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