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ATLANTA -- A month ago, the Atlanta Braves were wondering what to do with all their starting pitchers. Cheap Puma Shoes Canada China . Now theyre wondering whos going to start.Three players who were in the starting rotation last month are on the disabled list. Mike Foltynewicz (right elbow soreness), Williams Perez (right rotator cuff soreness) and John Gant (left oblique) are all on the sidelines.When you add the demotion of Aaron Blair, who was sent to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday, there are plenty of holes to be filled in the Atlanta rotation.As a result, the Braves will start Joel De La Cruz in Wednesdays series finale against Cleveland against right-hander Danny Salazar (8-3, 2.23).De La Cruz will be making his major league debut. He was signed as a minor league free agent in November and has spent all season with Triple-A Gwinnett. De La Cruz began the season in the bullpen, but was moved to the rotation and has a 2.16 ERA over his last four starts. Overall hes 1/3 with a 4.68 ERA in 21 games.De La Cruz pitched eight innings against Charlotte in his most recent start.I talked to the guys and hes stretched out and good to go, Snitker said. Hes been up here a couple times and hasnt pitched. Were going to put him to work.Salazar will make his 15th start of the season in Clevelands final appearance at Turner Field. Salazar (9-3, 2.40) has second-best ERA in the American League. He has faces the Braves only one time, going four innings and allowing two earned runs in his fifth career start. Salazar is 1-5 with a 4.07 ERA in nine career interleague starts.Foltynewicz will make one more rehab start with Triple-A Gwinnett before he is activated. He threw five scoreless innings and allowed one hit last week.Perez isnt like to be ready to return until the All-Star break and Gant is expected to miss no less than a month. The organization would like to see Blair get three to five starts in Triple-A before he is returned to the majors.Cleveland got a bit of good news on the injury front when manager Terry Francona reported that outfielder Michael Brantley has been hitting balls off a tee.Brantley has been sidelined with a sore shoulder since May 10. He had a cortisone shot and rested for five days before resuming activity. He has been taking 50-55 swings off the tee and his progress will be reassessed when the team returns to Cleveland.He didnt feel anything other than feeling good, Francona said. Well have more of a schedule after we get off this trip.Brantley is hitting .231 with seven RBI in 11 games. Wholesale Shoes Canada . In the response filed Wednesday to the complaint by 30-year-old Alexander Bradley, attorneys say the former University of Florida player is invoking his Fifth Amendment right that protects people from incriminating themselves. Cheap Puma Shoes Canada . -- In a span of seven Washington Redskins offensive plays, Justin Tuck sacked Robert Griffin III four times. . -- Ken Appleby made 32 saves for his first shutout of the season to lead the Oshawa Generals to a 2-0 win over the Belleville Bulls on Wednesday in Ontario Hockey League action. NEW ORLEANS -- Things were a little fuzzy for Phoenix Suns coach Earl Watson after watching Devin Booker tie the game with a tough shot at the regulation buzzer.I remember the shot, but honestly I dont remember the play, he said. Im going to watch (the game) tonight on the plane. I will collect my thoughts and will try to see what I was thinking.I know we ran that play for him for sure.Good idea.Booker scored 38 points, including the improbable jumper that tied it at the buzzer, and the Suns beat New Orleans 112-111 in overtime Friday night, keeping the Pelicans winless on the season.T.J. Warren added 18 points on 4-of-17 shooting for the Suns (2-4), while Eric Bledsoe had 17 points and Tyson Chandler had 12 points and 18 rebounds.Anthony Davis had 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Pelicans (0-6), while forward Terrence Jones, starting in place of the suspended Dante Cunningham, had 19 points. Though the Pelicans outshot the Suns 46 percent to 43 percent, they managed to shoot just 53.6 percent from the free throw line (15 of 28). The Suns finished 24 of 28 at the line.The win was second in a row for the Suns who started the season with a four-game losing streak. The Pelicans started 0-6 for the second straight season.Its good that were able to get these wins, especially as a young team, Chandler said. Well start trying to close these teams out earlier, but it does build character in the long run.I thought we were on the right track before, but unfortunately we got a couple of losses. But I definitely like the way weve been playing all season.Booker tied the game at 102 with a fadeaway jumper from the side as time expired. He had made a 3-pointer to tie the game at 100. With 11.7 seconds remaining, Lance Stephenson took the entry pass down the left side of the lane and threw up a fall-away floater, which he watched go in as he fell to the court, leaving 2.1 seconds to play.He made a great shot, a contested jump shot, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. Hes a great player.A back-and-forth overtime ended with Pelicans guard ETwaun Moore making two free throws with 8.6 seconds left after being fouled by Booker, who fouled out. But Warren took an inbounds pass from P.J. Tucker, cut through the lane and dunked, giving the Suns a 112-111 lead. Moore missed a jump shot as time expired.I thought we became too cautious at times, Gentry said. You cant play that way. If it doesnt work out, it doesnt work out, bbut you cant be cautious. Cheap Puma Shoes Canada For Sale. It was the second straight overtime game for both teams. The Suns beat Portland 118-115 on Wednesday night in Phoenix, while New Orleans fell 89-83 at Memphis the same night.TIP-INSSuns: Booker had three of the Suns 8 3-pointers for the game. ... Bledsoe led the Suns with four assists.Pelicans: F Dante Cunningham was suspended for the game by the NBA after pleading guilty to operating a motor vehicle in a negligent manner while exhibiting the effects of having consumed alcohol in Washington state, according to a league press release.The NBA just let us know (today), Gentry said before the game. Its no big deal. Its something that happened and he regrets it.No other information was available from Pelicans team officials.Jones, his replacement, made the most of his first start for the Pelicans, finishing with 18 points, seven rebounds, six assists and four blocks. ... Buddy Hield and Langston Galloway combined to go 4 of 7 from 3-point range in the first 4 minutes and finished a combined 6 for 16 for the game.PELICANS SCARE:With 4:19 left in the fourth quarter Booker bumped Davis as he raced down the court to receive a long pass from Stephenson. Davis remained on the court for some time. He returned to the game and Booker was charged with a common foul.Booker said he wasnt fazed by the boos he received after he knocked down Davis.The crowd turned against me after that AD play, but I embraced it and had fun with it, Booker said. I talked to him afterwards about it and he said that he wasnt hurt or anything by it. He did tell me I overdid it though.OVER/UNDERGentry praised Suns small forward Jared Dudley, whom he coached for four years during his tenure in Phoenix, though not without a dash of his good-natured humor.Hes the least athletic (small forward) in the history of the game, said Gentry, laughing. Hes just really smart. He found his game to be effective in this league and sometimes thats tough to do.Still, Gentry doesnt expect Dudley to transform into a rim-crashing machine this year. Asked if he thought Dudley would achieve his promise of throwing down five dunks this season, Gentry replied, Id take the under on that one.UP NEXTSuns: visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.Pelicans: visit the Golden State Warriors on Monday. ' ' ' 

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