The Atlanta Braves made it easy for Jo-Jo Reyes to win his 2008 debut. Reyes gave up one run in 5 1/3 innings, and Atlanta broke open a close game with a six-run seventh to beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-1 last night. Reyes (1-0), recalled from Triple-A Richmond for the start in place of the injured John Smoltz, gave up four hits and one run in 5 1/3 innings.
Relievers Jeff Bennett, Will Ohman, Jorge Campillo, Blaine Boyer and Chris Resop finished with 3 2/3 perfect innings. Reds starter Matt Belisle (1-2) gave up eight hits and two runs in 5 1/3 innings. The Braves led only 2-1 on a double by Chipper Jones in the first and Yunel Escobar's single in the fifth before sending 10 batters to the plate in the seventh.