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JACKSON, Tenn. — Corey Seager had RBI doubles in the third and fourth innings as Chattanooga cruised to a series-opening 7-3 Southern League baseball win Friday night against the Jackson Generals.

CINCINNATI — Justin Upton made the lost no-hitter a little easier to take.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Chattanooga Lookouts won 6-4 over the Birmingham Barons in Southern League baseball Thursday night.

CINCINNATI — Atlanta's rallies came so often and went so long that manager Fredi Gonzalez worried his starter would lose his touch while sitting on the bench.

Could the six-year marriage between the Chattanooga Lookouts and Los Angeles Dodgers be coming to an end?

Darnell Sweeney led off the game with a home run to center field, which was his 14th homer this season, but that was all the offense Chattanooga could muster in a 4-1 road loss Wednesday that dropped the team four games out of first place in the second-half race for the Southern League's north division.

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates were looking for a way to break their seven-game losing skid.

PITTSBURGH — Justin Upton smashed his 24th home run of the season to spoil Andrew McCutchen's return as the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-3 on Tuesday night.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Darnell Sweeney's two-run home run in the top of the 11th held up to give the Chattanooga Lookouts a 7-6 Southern League baseball victory Tuesday night when the Birmingham Barons managed only Trayce Thompson's leadoff homer in the bottom of the inning and left the tying run on second base.

PITTSBURGH — Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons homered to begin a six-run first inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the sliding Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 on Monday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Chattanooga Lookouts almost survived six errors Monday night in their battle for second place in the Southern League's North Division, but they lost in the 10th inning, 6-5, on a bases-loaded walk.

Chattanooga's pitching, which had been so stout during its recent 11-game winning streak, faltered for a second consecutive night in a series-opening 10-5 loss at Birmingham on Sunday.

ATLANTA — Mike Minor needed a reason to believe he could work his way back to his 2013 form.

ATLANTA — Chris Johnson drove in two runs with three hits, Julio Teheran threw six strong innings and the Atlanta Braves edged the suddenly struggling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Saturday night.

The Chattanooga Lookouts have become used to winning in the last two weeks, and even in their loss Saturday night they battled to the end. Jacksonville won 9-8 at AT&T Field despite allowing two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning.

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