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The Atlanta Braves have spent virtually the entire season in the basement of the National League East but at times have managed to put together a few hot streaks. Corey Grant Jersey .Atlanta is 30 games under .500 but is on its second hot streak of the season.The Braves can match a season high with a sixth straight victory Sunday afternoon in the finale of a three-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Ballpark.The Braves won six straight June 15-21 to get its record to 24-46. From June 22 through Aug. 20, Atlanta dropped 33 of 53 games but starting with a 7-6 10-inning win over Washington on Aug. 21, the Braves are 8-4.Atlanta began its winning streak with a three-game sweep of San Diego and has continued it with two late-inning wins over the Phillies. The Braves scored four times in the ninth inning Friday, scored the tying run in the eighth inning Saturday and picked up a 6-4 win when Adonis Garcia scored the winning run on a groundout by Tyler Flowers in the 10th.When its not going good, you line out or hit into a double play, Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said. Weve had plenty of those stretches where it wasnt going our way. Like I keep saying, if you handle that and deal with it theres usually something good on the other end of it.Garcia homered twice Saturday and drove in three runs to raise his average to .274. He is 10-for-22 in his last five games.The team is clicking and Im feeding off of that, Garcia said. I honesty do feel good being in the two spot. I feel like Im getting better pitches to see and a lot more fastballs due to the fact of the guys hitting behind me.Garcia is not the only hot hitter for the Braves, who have scored 38 runs and are hitting .328 (57-for-174) during their last five games.Endier Inciarte is batting .426 (26-for-61) during a 14-game hitting streak, Freddie Freeman is batting .316 (12-for-38) during a 10-game hitting streak and Matt Kemp is 8-for-19 over his last four games.While the Braves are trending slightly upwards thanks to a productive offense, the Phillies are faltering. The Phillies have lost five straight and 12 of 16 since sweeping a three-game series at home from Colorado Aug. 12-13.Philadelphia still remains 7 1/2 games ahead of Atlanta fourth but was unable to snap its skid despite four hits from Maikel Franco. While Franco was 4-for-5, the rest of the lineup was 2-for-32 with 13 strikeouts.During its losing streak, Philadelphia has scored 11 runs and batted .154 average (24-for-156), which prompted a brief meeting with manager Pete Mackanin before Saturdays game.I just want them to pay more attention, Mackanin told Its the little things. Take batting practice the same way you were going to hit in the game, instead of taking it nonchalantly to get loose. I want them to bear down.Before getting four this Saturday, Franco had one hit in his last 16 at-bats but others have continued struggling.Leadoff hitter Cesar Hernandez has one hit in his last 17 at-bats as does Aaron Altherr. Cameron Rupp has one hit in his last 19 at-bats and Odubel Herrera is hitless in his last 11 at-bats.Julio Tehran threw a one-hitter during Atlantas first six-game winning streak and began this streak by allowing two runs in seven innings in Tuesdays 7-3 win over San Diego. Tehran is 4-9 with a 3.12 ERA as the Braves have scored three runs or less in 15 of his starts but in his last four, Atlanta has scored 27 times.Tehran is 6-4 with a 2.47 ERA in 13 career starts against the Phillies. He took a loss to them July 30 when he allowed three runs and five hits in five innings of a 9-5 setback July 30 in Atlanta.Philadelphia received seven solid innings from Vince Velasquez Saturday and then announced he was being shut down for the rest of the season. Another one of the Phillies young starters takes the mound Sunday when Jake Thompson makes his sixth career start.Thompson is 1-4 with a 7.86 ERA but comes off his best outing to date. During Tuesdays 4-0 loss to Washington, he allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings. Barry Church Jersey . After the whistle, Thornton skated the length of the ice, pulled Orpik to the ice from behind and punched him in the face several times. T.J. Yeldon Jersey . Tests earlier this week revealed a Grade 2 left hamstring strain for Sabathia, who was hurt in last Fridays start against San Francisco. Its an injury that will require about eight weeks to heal. He finished a disappointing campaign just 14-13 with a career-worst 4. http:///...lais-campbell-jersey . "I dont know that were close," said general manager Alex Anthopoulos. "I just think, right now, the acquisition cost just doesnt work for us right now. I dont know if I can quantify how far off or things like that that they might be but I would say we continue to have dialogue. RICHMOND, Va. -- John Collins had 16 points and 13 rebounds and Austin Arians added 15 points as Wake Forest defeated Richmond 75-67 on Saturday.The Demon Deacons (6-2) outrebounded the Spiders 45-31 and never trailed in getting back into the win column following a 65-58 loss at Northwestern. Theyre in the midst of a stretch of seven of nine games away from home, going 3-2 on the road so far.Wake Forest outscored Richmond 34-24 in the paint. The Demon Deacons had 13 offensive rebounds and turned those into 14 second-chance points.That started with Collins, the Demon Deacons leading scorer and rebounder. He played just nine minutes in the first half and 19 for the game after picking up two early fouls, but scored 10 points after the break.Dinos Mitoglou and Keyshawn Woods had 11 points each for Wake Forest. Bryant Crawford scored eight points, five shy of his season average, but chipped in eight rebounds and 10 assists.I thought we got contributions from a lot of guys, Wake Forest coach Danny Manning said. To win this game on the road with (Collins) only playing 19 minutes is really big for our team.T.J. Cline led Richmond (4-4) with 20 points and eight assists. ShawnDre Jones had 18 points and Nick Sherod added 13 off the bench.But the Spiders went cold after Cline tied the game with a layup early in the second half, scoring just three points in six minutes as Wake Forest opened up a 13-point lead.I dont like how were running our offense, Richmond coach Chris Mooney said. I think that when were at our best, were really crisp moving the ball, making quick decisions, hitting the right guy. Were nott that, and thats going to wind up in a shot thats a little bit harder than it could be if were playing as well as we can. Myles Jack Jersey. BIG PICTUREWake Forest: The Demon Deacons earned their best victory of the young season after dropping their only two power-conference matchups to date, against defending NCAA champion Villanova and at Northwestern in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.Richmond: It was another near miss for the Spiders against a power-conference team after an overtime loss to Maryland. They do hold a victory over ACC bottom-feeder Boston College and will have one more chance to knock off a major foe at home against Texas Tech on Dec. 17.STAT OF THE NIGHTRichmond went just 6 for 14 from the free-throw line, including three misses in a row after cutting the deficit to single digits late in the second half.TIP-INSRichmond forward Kwesi Abakah, a graduate transfer from Northeastern, sang the national anthem before the game. . With the Demon Deacons victory, the road team has now won this matchup three consecutive years, with the Spiders winning 91-82 in Winston-Salem last season and Wake winning 65-63 in Richmond in 2014.UP NEXTWake Forest returns home to face Charlotte, the former school of reserve guard Keyshawn Woods. Wake Forest has won 10 consecutive games against in-state non-conference opponents.Richmond has a week off before hosting UMBC next Saturday. The Retrievers are off to a 6-1 start that includes a win at Duquesne, one of the Spiders Atlantic 10 rivals. 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