Uggla hits grand slam in 9th, Braves beat Phils
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Dan Uggla hit two home runs, including a grand slam in the ninth inning Monday night that lifted the Atlanta Braves to a wild 9-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Evan Gattis also homered twice as the Braves won their fourth straight. The teams combined for five homers and 12 runs in the final two innings.
Gattis, Uggla and Andrelton Simmons hit consecutive homers in the eighth that put Atlanta ahead 5-1.
Domonic Brown's three-run homer capped a five-run bottom of the eighth that gave the Phillies a 6-5 lead.
But the Braves rallied against Jake Diekman (1-1). B.J. Upton walked, Freddie Freeman reached on a grounder when second baseman Chase Utley tried for a forceout and Justin Upton walked.
After Gattis struck out, Uggla drove an 0-2 pitch from Diekman deep to left.
Luis Avilan (3-1) wound up with the win and David Carpenter got his first save.
Douglas-Roberts lefts Bobcats past Hawks 95-93
ATLANTA (AP) - Chris Douglas-Roberts dribbled into the lane and sank a short jumper as time expired, and the Charlotte Bobcats overcame a 15-point deficit in the final period to beat the Atlanta Hawks 95-93 on Monday night.
Al Jefferson had 27 points and 15 rebounds for Charlotte, which remained one game behind Washington in the race for the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Gary Neal had 17.
Jefferson's turnaround jumper gave the Bobcats a 93-91 lead before Lou Williams answered with a tying jumper for Atlanta with 2.6 seconds remaining.
Following a timeout, Douglas-Roberts penetrated and lobbed the soft jumper as the buzzer sounded.
The Hawks rested starters Kyle Korver, Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll. Mike Scott led Atlanta with 20 points. Shelvin Mack and Williams each had 13.
Sun take Ogwumike with top pick in WNBA draft
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - Chiney Ogwumike has been selected as the No. 1 pick by the Connecticut Sun in the WNBA draft.
Ogwumike on Monday night joined her sister Nneka, drafted by Los Angeles in 2012, as the only siblings to be chosen No. 1 in the WNBA. STATS says Peyton and Eli Manning are the only other siblings to be taken No. 1 in the history of the four major sports.
Chiney Ogwumike finished her stellar career at Stanford as the top scorer and rebounder in Pac-12 history.
The choice of the two-time AP All-American drew loud cheers from the crowd at the Mohegan Sun Arena, where Connecticut plays its home games. This was the first time fans were allowed to attend the draft since it was held in Tampa in 2008.
Haas plans to field Formula 1 team in next 2 years
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR team owner Gene Haas says he plans to field an American-based Formula One racing series team within the next two years.
The team will be called Haas Formula, he said Monday at a news conference.
Haas says he should know within the next four weeks if the team will begin racing in 2015 or wait until 2016. He says part of that depends on how long it takes for Haas Formula to find an engine supplier.
Haas Formula would be become the first American-based Formula One team in more than three decades to join the racing series.
Although there's plenty of skepticism over his decision, Haas says "I wouldn't be doing it if I thought I was going to fail. But that's the challenge - proving other people wrong."
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