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MLB: Atlanta 9, Pittsburgh 6

ATLANTA, July 30 (UPI) -- Jeff Francoeur drove in four runs Saturday night as Atlanta beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 9-6.

MLB: Atlanta 5, Washington 4

ATLANTA, July 28 (UPI) -- Jeff Francouer hit two home runs Thursday as Atlanta beat Washington, 5-4, completing a three-game sweep.

MLB: Atlanta 3, Washington 2 (10 innings)

ATLANTA, July 26 (UPI) -- Andruw Jones drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 10th Tuesday to give the Atlanta Braves a 3-2 victory over the Washington Nationals.

MLB: Atlanta 4, San Francisco 1

SAN FRANCISCO, July 20 (UPI) -- Jeff Francoeur hit a two-run homer Wednesday to help the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants, 4-1.

MLB: Atlanta 2, N.Y. Mets 1

NEW YORK, July 15 (UPI) -- Wilson Betemit singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning Friday night as Atlanta edged the New York Mets, 2-1.

MLB: Milwaukee 8, Atlanta 4

ATLANTA, July 10 (UPI) -- Geoff Jenkins had a home run and three RBI Sunday while leading the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves.

MLB: Atlanta 9, Chi Cubs 4

ATLANTA, July 7 (UPI) -- Andruw Jones hit a two-run homer Thursday night as the Atlanta Braves completed a double-header sweep, beating the Chicago Cubs, 9-4.

MLB: Atlanta 6, Chi. Cubs 0

ATLANTA, July 7 (UPI) -- Julio Franco slammed a three-run homer Thursday afternoon to lead the Atlanta Braves past the Chicago Cubs, 6-0, in the opener of a day/night doubleheader.

MLB: Atlanta 8, Baltimore 1

ATLANTA, June 26 (UPI) -- John Smoltz fired a complete-game five-hitter Sunday as Atlanta beat Baltimore, 8-1, to complete a three-game sweep.

MLB: Atlanta 5, Cincinnati 2

CINCINNATI, June 16 (UPI) -- Marcus Giles and Rafael Furcal homered Thursday night to help the Atlanta Braves over the Cincinnati Reds, 5-2.

MLB: Atlanta 3, LA Angels 2

ATLANTA, June 7 (UPI) -- Horacio Ramirez pitched eight innings and Rafael Furcal hit a solo home run Tuesday as the Atlanta Braves defeated the LA Angels of Anaheim, 3-2.

MLB: Atlanta 5, Washington 4

WASHINGTON, June 1 (UPI) -- Marcus Giles drove in the go-ahead run as part of a three-run eighth Wednesday night, helping rally Atlanta to a 5-4 win over Washington.

MLB: Atlanta 8, New York Mets 6

ATLANTA, May 23 (UPI) -- Rafael Furcal and Marcus Giles each had three RBI Monday night as the Atlanta Braves posted an 8-6 victory over the New York Mets.

MLB: Florida 11, Atlanta 6

ATLANTA, May 3 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera and Carlos Delgado each had a home run and four RBI Tuesday to pace the Florida Marlins to an 11-6 victory over the Atlanta Braves.

MLB: Atlanta 2, St. Louis 1

ATLANTA, May 1 (UPI) -- Rafael Furcal doubled in a run and rookie Ryan Langerhans singled in another in the sixth inning Sunday to lead Atlanta to a 2-1 win over St. Louis.
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Rafael Furcal
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal tags out Chicago Cubs' Ryan Theriot as he tries to steal second base during the fourth inning at Wrigley Field in Chicago on May 30, 2009. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)
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Rafael Antonio Furcal (born October 24, 1977 in Loma de Cabrera, Dominican Republic), is a Major League Baseball shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Furcal attended Jose Cabrera High School and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Braves on November 9, 1996.

He began his professional career as a second baseman with the Gulf Coast Braves in 1997. The following season, with the Danville Braves he hit .328 and stole a league record 60 bases in only 66 games. He was named Danville's Player of the Year and Appalachian League All-Star Second Baseman.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Rafael Furcal."
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