Craig Kimbrel blows save for Braves in top of ninth

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Craig Kimbrel gave up a single, two walks and then a sacrifice fly to Chase Utley, allowing the Phillies to tie the Braves 3-3 in the top of the ninth.

Kimbrel remained in afterwards, but he was pulled after another walk, this one to Hunter Pence, loaded the bases.  Kris Medlen, making just his second appearance back from Tommy John surgery, got Michael Martinez to pop-up to end the top of the ninth.  Martinez previously entered the game as a pinch-runner for Ryan Howard.

The Braves will send up Brian McCann, Jason Heyward and maybe Jack Wilson in the bottom of the ninth. With the Cardinals up seven, the Braves will almost certainly have to win tonight in order to force a playoff.