Monday, January 22, 2018
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Davis, K.C. stop Braves' streak

ATLANTA — Dan Uggla flipped his bat to the ground. Then his helmet. Then both batting gloves.

The game was over. So was Atlanta's winning streak.

It was that kind of day for the Braves.

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

"We feel like we can win every one of them," said Uggla, who was called out on strikes for the final out. "We'll just have to come back (today) and start another streak."

The Braves were seeking their first 13-1 start since 1994, but the powerful Atlanta offense finally was stifled, a day after homering five times against the Royals.

Davis struck out seven, and the Braves couldn't get a runner past first base until Jason Heyward's two-out double in the sixth.

"My goal was to get ahead," Davis said. "They have a pretty good offense. I had to mix it up a lot and minimize mistakes."

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