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The Atlanta Braves have spent virtually the entire season in the basement of the National League East but at times have managed to put together a few hot streaks. Babe Ruth Jersey .Atlanta is 30 games under .500 but is on its second hot streak of the season.The Braves can match a season high with a sixth straight victory Sunday afternoon in the finale of a three-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Ballpark.The Braves won six straight June 15-21 to get its record to 24-46. From June 22 through Aug. 20, Atlanta dropped 33 of 53 games but starting with a 7-6 10-inning win over Washington on Aug. 21, the Braves are 8-4.Atlanta began its winning streak with a three-game sweep of San Diego and has continued it with two late-inning wins over the Phillies. The Braves scored four times in the ninth inning Friday, scored the tying run in the eighth inning Saturday and picked up a 6-4 win when Adonis Garcia scored the winning run on a groundout by Tyler Flowers in the 10th.When its not going good, you line out or hit into a double play, Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said. Weve had plenty of those stretches where it wasnt going our way. Like I keep saying, if you handle that and deal with it theres usually something good on the other end of it.Garcia homered twice Saturday and drove in three runs to raise his average to .274. He is 10-for-22 in his last five games.The team is clicking and Im feeding off of that, Garcia said. I honesty do feel good being in the two spot. I feel like Im getting better pitches to see and a lot more fastballs due to the fact of the guys hitting behind me.Garcia is not the only hot hitter for the Braves, who have scored 38 runs and are hitting .328 (57-for-174) during their last five games.Endier Inciarte is batting .426 (26-for-61) during a 14-game hitting streak, Freddie Freeman is batting .316 (12-for-38) during a 10-game hitting streak and Matt Kemp is 8-for-19 over his last four games.While the Braves are trending slightly upwards thanks to a productive offense, the Phillies are faltering. The Phillies have lost five straight and 12 of 16 since sweeping a three-game series at home from Colorado Aug. 12-13.Philadelphia still remains 7 1/2 games ahead of Atlanta fourth but was unable to snap its skid despite four hits from Maikel Franco. While Franco was 4-for-5, the rest of the lineup was 2-for-32 with 13 strikeouts.During its losing streak, Philadelphia has scored 11 runs and batted .154 average (24-for-156), which prompted a brief meeting with manager Pete Mackanin before Saturdays game.I just want them to pay more attention, Mackanin told MLB.com. Its the little things. Take batting practice the same way you were going to hit in the game, instead of taking it nonchalantly to get loose. I want them to bear down.Before getting four this Saturday, Franco had one hit in his last 16 at-bats but others have continued struggling.Leadoff hitter Cesar Hernandez has one hit in his last 17 at-bats as does Aaron Altherr. Cameron Rupp has one hit in his last 19 at-bats and Odubel Herrera is hitless in his last 11 at-bats.Julio Tehran threw a one-hitter during Atlantas first six-game winning streak and began this streak by allowing two runs in seven innings in Tuesdays 7-3 win over San Diego. Tehran is 4-9 with a 3.12 ERA as the Braves have scored three runs or less in 15 of his starts but in his last four, Atlanta has scored 27 times.Tehran is 6-4 with a 2.47 ERA in 13 career starts against the Phillies. He took a loss to them July 30 when he allowed three runs and five hits in five innings of a 9-5 setback July 30 in Atlanta.Philadelphia received seven solid innings from Vince Velasquez Saturday and then announced he was being shut down for the rest of the season. Another one of the Phillies young starters takes the mound Sunday when Jake Thompson makes his sixth career start.Thompson is 1-4 with a 7.86 ERA but comes off his best outing to date. During Tuesdays 4-0 loss to Washington, he allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings. Don Larsen Jersey . Galatasaray said in a statement on its website Monday that Mancini signed a three-year contract and will be paid 3.5 million euros for the upcoming season, with his salary upped to 4. Johnny Damon Jersey . Brad Jacobs and his Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., team took control of the game early. http://www.cheapyankeesjerseysauthentic.com/ . -- When the Florida Panthers fell behind by two goals in the first period to the top team in the NHL, it appeared they were on their way to yet another loss. STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Arkansas Rawleigh Williams wiggled through the line of scrimmage and then laid a vicious stiff arm on a Mississippi State defender before running toward the end zone.Near the end of his 42-yard dash for his second touchdown of the night he nearly broke into laughter -- one of the referees had tripped over his own feet and fallen along the sideline.I started laughing in my head, but then I looked up and said, `I need to score. That guys coming, Williams said.Just like the rest of the night, he made it with room to spare.Williams ran for a career-high 205 yards and four touchdowns -- and also threw for a touchdown -- to lead Arkansas over Mississippi State 58-42 on Saturday night.The Arkansas offense did just about anything it wanted against Mississippi State, gaining 661 total yards. The 5-foot-11, 203-pound Williams was easily the Razorbacks biggest star, running for touchdowns of 72, 42, 7 and 33 yards -- all in the first half.The holes were huge, Williams said with a wide grin. It just felt like I was running straight. I didnt have to do too much.Then to top off his big night, Williams took a handoff in the third quarter and stopped short of the line of scrimmage before jumping in the air and tossing a 1-yard touchdown pass to Austin Cantrell.Arkansas coach Bret Bielema enjoyed watching Williams touchdown pass, but it was the aforementioned stiff arm that really caught his attention.He played with a little bit of a chip on his shoulder, Bielema said. Played with a purpose.Arkansas (7-4, 3-4 Southeastern Conference) broke a four-game losing streak to Mississippi State. Austin Allen completed 18 of 25 passes for 303 yards and two touchdowns for the Razorbacks. Even Arkansass backup running back Devwah Whaley got in on the fun, running for 112 yards and a touchdown. Aaron Judge Jersey. .Mississippi State (4-7, 2-5) had a big night on offense as well.Nick Fitzgerald ran for 131 yards and four touchdowns and also threw for 328 yards and two touchdowns, but the Bulldogs could never hold the Razorbacks long enough to climb back into the game after falling into a 38-14 hole by halftime.Mississippi State receiver Fred Ross caught 10 passes for a career-high 171 yards and two touchdowns.But all those big numbers didnt matter because the Bulldogs defense couldnt make a stop.We missed tackles, had some bad fits, didnt execute clean, Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen said. When you give up that many yards its not one thing. Its several things.THE TAKEAWAYArkansas: The Razorbacks have been one of the most inconsistent teams in the SEC this year, but this was definitely one of their better performances, especially on offense. Arkansas Williams had huge running holes all night long and took advantage.Mississippi State: Its the second straight week the Bulldogs have given up at least 50 points after losing to No. 1 Alabama 51-3 last weekend. The lopsided loss to the top-ranked Tide might be excusable, but this defensive disaster against the Razorbacks is much harder to explain.UP NEXTArkansas: The Razorbacks have a quick turnaround before playing at Missouri on Thanksgiving Day.Mississippi State: The Bulldogs have a road game against rival Mississippi in the Egg Bowl.-----More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 . Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '