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McCann Stars in Lone Game at State Mutual Stadium

May 02, 2013 -- 10:41am

By: Kevin Karel (WRGA News)

Atlanta Braves All-Star catcher Brian McCann made his one and only rehab appearance at State Mutual Stadium in Rome on Wednesday night. Both he and the Braves made it count.

Rome defeated Greenville 3-2 in 10 innings thanks to a walk –off homerun by Blake Brown. McCann hit a solo homer of his own last night and had a run-scoring single. The six-time All-Star had three total round-trippers in 14 at-bats with Rome dating back to Friday in Greensboro. Following the game McCann was moved to Triple-A Gwinnett as he continues his rehab from shoulder surgery with the organization’s top minor league affiliate.

Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez told Mark Bowman of that he expects McCann to return to the majors for the series with the Cincinnati Reds next week, which begins Monday evening.

Rome has been red-hot of late, winning by the final score of 7-4 Thursday to push their streak to seven victories in a row. 

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