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Royals stop Atlanta's 10-game winning streak 1-0 behind Davis, Francoeur

  • Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar (2) is high-fived by manager Ned Yost, left, and teammates George Kottaras (26) and James Shields, right, after scoring off a single by Jeff Francoeur, not pictured, in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar (2) is high-fived by manager Ned Yost, left, and teammates George Kottaras (26) and James Shields, right, after scoring off a single by Jeff Francoeur, not pictured, in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Wade Davis throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Wade Davis throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)  (The Associated Press)

  • Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)  (The Associated Press)

Wade Davis pitched five-hit ball for seven innings, Jeff Francoeur had a fourth-inning RBI single, and the Kansas City Royals stopped Atlanta's 10-game winning streak with a 1-0 victory Wednesday.

The Braves were seeking their first 13-1 start since 1994, but the powerful Atlanta offense — which homered five times off the Royals the previous night — finally was stifled.

Davis (2-0) didn't walk anyone and struck out seven, and the Braves couldn't get a runner past first base until Jason Heyward's two-out double in the sixth. Their only serious scoring chance came in the seventh, when Juan Francisco was thrown out trying to score from first on a pop down the right-field line.

Greg Holland worked a scoreless ninth for his third save.