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Harris Has a Day as Braves Win

Willie Harris scores the First Run of the Game Willie Harris scores the First Run of the Game
Willie Harris went 6-6 with 6 RBI's in the Braves Win Willie Harris went 6-6 with 6 RBI's in the Braves Win

ATLANTA (AP) - Willie Harris became the second player in Atlanta history with six hits in a game, going 6-for-6 with two triples and six R-B-I's to help the Atlanta Braves beat the St. Louis Cardinals 14-to-6 Saturday night.

 Felix Millan, in 1970, was the last Braves player with a six-hit game. Harris is the franchise's seventh player to reach the mark. Chipper Jones hit his 16th homer and had four R-B-I's for Atlanta, which set a single-game franchise record with a crowd of 53-thousand-953 at Turner Field. The Braves won for the ninth time in 15 games.

The top three Braves hitters combined to go 12-for-13. Buddy Carlyle (5-2) allowed seven hits, three runs, one walk, two strikeouts in six innings. The right-hander gave up Chris Duncan's 19th homer in the fourth, which cut the lead to 7-to-3, but the Braves scored seven runs in their half of the inning.

Harris was the catalyst with an R-B-I single in the second, a two-run triple in the third and a bases-loaded triple in the fourth.

Through four innings, Harris was 4-for-4 and the Braves had 17 hits. His two-run triple chased Braden Looper (7-8), who allowed ten hits, seven runs and one walk in three and two-thirds innings.

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