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Price tossed in 1st; Braves win in 10

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ATLANTA, Ga. – Freddie Freeman’s single scored Jason Heyward in the 10th inning on Sunday, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 1-0 win over the Reds in a game manager Bryan Price and pitcher Homer Bailey watched from the locker room.

Price and Bailey were ejected in the 1st inning after a replay ruling went against them. Price asked for a replay after first-base umpire Greg Gibson called Atlanta’s B.J. Upton safe on a pickoff throw from pitcher Johnny Cueto. The replays shown on the video board indicated first baseman Joey Votto may have applied the tag before Upton reached the bag.

Price came back out of the dugout after the umpires ruled the play would stand because there was not “clear and convincing” evidence to overturn it. Price was ejected by crew chief Bill Miller, the second-base umpire. Miller also tossed Bailey, who argued from the dugout.

Cueto and Atlanta’s Julio Teheran each allowed only three hits in eight scoreless innings before giving way to relievers.

With two outs in the 10th, Heyward hit a single up the middle off J.J. Hoover (1-3). Upton followed with a grounder that bounced off Hoover’s glove toward shortstop for an infield hit.

With two outs, left-hander Manny Parra was summoned to face Freeman, who hit a drive that bounced on the warning track beyond center fielder Billy Hamilton’s reach, bringing Heyward around to score from second base.

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