An alarm and an emergency evacuation message on a sign board during the Atlanta Braves' game late Tuesday night turned out to be a false alarm. The Braves issued a statement on Wednesday which explained that a small grease fire on a grill at the "Chop House" restaurant in right field unnecessarily triggered the high alert. The team said the fire was quickly extinguished but smoke detectors triggered an alarm which lasted about 5 seconds. Also, a message flashed on sign boards stating an emergency had been reported in the building and an evacuation was taking place. "The smoke set off the detector which triggered the alarm system at its highest level," the statement said. "The incident was not
First off, the Cardinals are one of just four teams (the Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees are the others) to reach the fourth week of May with the same five starters. More, that means Lance Lynn is back from TJ surgery and effective too, that Michael Wacha seems over from his shoulder issues, and Mike Leake has moved on from whatever ailed him last season, his first in St. Louis.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Stephen Strasburg struck out a season-high 11 and kept up his recent domination of the Atlanta Braves, leading Washington to a 3-2 win Sunday that stopped the Nationals' four-game losing streak. Strasburg (5-1) allowed five hits in 7 2/3 innings, beating Atlanta for the second time this season and improving to 7-1 in his last nine starts against the Braves. He is 10-8 overall against Atlanta. He reached double digits in strikeouts for the second time this season after fanning 10 Braves on April 20. Strasburg faded in the eighth, when Dansby Swanson hit a two-run double. Koda Glover struck out Nick Markakis to end the inning and finished the six-hitter for his third save. Daniel