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MLB: Chicago Cubs 3, Atlanta 1

CHICAGO, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Dioner Navarro's go-ahead RBI single highlighted an eighth-inning rally Saturday that carried the Chicago Cubs over Atlanta 3-1.

MLB: Atlanta 3, New York Mets 1

ATLANTA, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Atlanta's Kris Medlen struck out nine over seven dominating innings Tuesday and the Atlanta Braves stifled the New York Mets 3-1.

MLB: Atlanta 2, Cleveland 0

ATLANTA, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Alex Wood and four Atlanta relievers combined on a six-hit shutout Tuesday and the Braves blanked Cleveland 2-0 in an interleague contest.

MLB: Atlanta 3, Washington 2 (10 innings)

ATLANTA, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Justin Upton hit a one-out home run in the 10th inning Friday to give Atlanta its third straight win with a 3-2 decision over Washington.

MLB: Atlanta 5, Miami 0

ATLANTA, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Home runs by Justin Upton and Chris Johnson brought Atlanta four runs in the first inning and the Braves rolled to their 14th straight win, 5-0 over Miami.

MLB: Atlanta 4, Philadelphia 1

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Alex Wood yielded only two hits over six innings Sunday and the Atlanta Braves cruised to a 4-1 decision over Philadelphia for a 10th straight win.

MLB: Atlanta 6, Colorado 5 (10 innings)

ATLANTA, July 29 (UPI) -- Andrelton Simmons tripled home Dan Uggla with the game-winning run in the 10th inning Monday and Atlanta overcame a late fold to bounce Colorado 6-5.

Braves acquire reliever Scott Downs from Angels

ATLANTA, July 29 (UPI) -- Relief pitcher Scott Downs is moving from the Los Angeles Angels to the National League East-leading Atlanta Braves in a deal announced Monday.

MLB: Oakland 3, Los Angeles Angels 1

OAKLAND, Calif., July 27 (UPI) -- Tommy Milone threw seven innings of one-run ball and Derek Norris backed him with a two-run homer Saturday in Oakland's 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 4, Oakland 1

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 20 (UPI) -- Jered Weaver struck out eight over 6 2/3 innings Friday in carrying the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-1 triumph over Oakland.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 3, Boston 0

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 7 (UPI) -- Jered Weaver and three relievers combined for a five-hit shutout Sunday and the Los Angeles Angels shut down Boston 3-0.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 6, St. Louis 5

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 5 (UPI) -- Erick Aybar climaxed a three-run, ninth-inning rally with an RBI single Thursday, giving the Los Angeles Angels a 6-5 win over St. Louis.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 10, Seattle 9

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 21 (UPI) -- Alberto Callaspo put Los Angeles ahead for the first time on a bases-loaded walk in the eighth Thursday and the Angels went on to defeat Seattle 10-9.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 1, Seattle 0

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 20 (UPI) -- C.J. Wilson allowed two hits over seven innings Wednesday and combined with two relievers to bring the Los Angeles Angels a 1-0 blanking of Seattle.

MLB: Baltimore 3, Los Angeles Angels 2

BALTIMORE, June 11 (UPI) -- Nick Markakis drove in the go-ahead runs and Miguel Gonzalez hurled eight dominant innings Tuesday in Baltimore's 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels.
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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Scott Downs pitches in the fifth inning to the Washington Nationals on June 25, 2005. The Nationals defeated the Blue Jays 5-2 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. (UPI Photo/Mark Goldman)
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Scott Jeremy Downs (born March 17, 1976 in Louisville, Kentucky) is an American professional baseball relief pitcher with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League Baseball. He has previously played for the Chicago Cubs, Montreal Expos and Toronto Blue Jays. He has been both a starter and a reliever during his baseball career.

Downs was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended Pleasure Ridge Park High School, where he was selected as Kentucky's Mr. Baseball. He was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 12th round of the 1994 Major League Baseball Draft, but he opted to attend the University of Kentucky instead of signing a professional contract. At the end of his junior season at Kentucky, he was selected by the Chicago Cubs in 3rd round (94th overall) of the 1997 Major League Baseball Draft. In 2000, Downs married his high school sweetheart Katie Sisler, and lives with her and their children in Lexington, Kentucky.

He made his debut for the Williamsport Cubs, of the New York-Penn League a Low-A affiliate of the Cubs. He made his way through the minor leagues and eventually made the Cubs roster for opening day 2000. Throughout his minor league career he has played for 10 different teams in different levels from 1997 to 2005. His numbers were solid. He posted a 46–32 career record with an ERA of 3.48, compiling 539 strikeouts in 706.2 innings pitched.

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