Held hitless until Brian McCann hit a leadoff homer in the eighth, the Braves had bigger concerns after John Smoltz left in the seventh after a collision. In obvious pain, Smoltz dislocated his right pinky finger, but he might be able to make his next start on Saturday.
In a dominating performance, righty Jason Bergmann didn't allow a hit until Brian McCann homered leading off the eighth inning, then settled for his first Major League victory as a starter. Ryan Zimmerman and Austin Kearns each drove in a run to support Bergmann.
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