Braves' Pena Making Most of Increased Opportunities

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Braves' Pena Making Most of Increased Opportunities
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WASHINGTON – Fifteen hours after Ramiro Pena’s two-run homer in the 10th inning completed the Braves’ stunning late-innings rally from four down to 6-4 win, he was in the lineup at shortstop Saturday in place of Andrelton Simmons. “I just want to get some left-handed hitters in the lineup,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said after posting the lineup in the morning, which included just one left-handed hitter for the matchup against Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg. “Just trying to get the offense going a little bit.”

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