• To create a spot on the 25-man roster, the Braves placed backup catcher Gerald Laird on the disabled list. Laird underwent surgery on Friday to remove a kidney stone. Because this transaction was made retroactive to July 26, he will be eligible to return on Aug. 10.
• During Friday's win over the Phillies, the Braves became the fourth team in Major League history to score at least five runs in an inning in five consecutive games. The 1920 Indians, 1929 Cubs and 2007 Tigers were the only other teams to accomplish this, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.