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Riley, Acuña, Contreras pass deep, Braves beat Phillies 9-5


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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Austin Riley, Ronald Acuña Jr. and William Contreras each and every hit a solo homer, and the Atlanta Braves rallied to overcome the Philadelphia Phillies 9-5 on Tuesday evening.
Acuña additionally had a unmarried, double and 3 RBIs because the reigning three-time NL East champion Braves evened their file at 29-29.

“That used to be only a hard-fought win. A large number of excellent issues took place,” supervisor Brian Snitker mentioned.
J.T. Realmuto and Bryce Harper hit solo homers for Philadelphia. Aaron Nola allowed 4 runs and 7 hits, hanging out seven in 5 innings.

Atlanta lefty Drew Smyly lasted 4 1/3 innings, yielding 3 runs — two earned — and 5 hits.
The Braves trailed 5-4 coming into the 8th prior to Riley blasted a tying homer off Connor Brogdon (4-2). Dansby Swanson walked and Abraham Almonte adopted with a unmarried, chasing Brogdon. Contreras coated an RBI unmarried off Sam Coonrod for a 6-5 lead. Any other run scored when Guillermo Heredia hit a bouncer to the mound that Coonrod threw into middle discipline.

Acuña’s broken-bat unmarried to left knocked in two extra for a 9-5 lead.

Acuña slammed his 18th homer 460 ft into the second one deck in left discipline for a 2-0 lead within the 3rd.

“That could be the most productive one I’ve ever observed, however it best counted for one run,” Snitker mentioned.
After creating a twisting catch to save lots of a run and rob Ronald Torreyes of additional bases to finish the fourth, Acuña hit a double within the 5th and scored on Freddie Freeman’s unmarried that put Atlanta up 4-2.

Sean Newcomb (2-0) tossed a scoreless 7th for the win.

“It’s a protracted season. We simply need to stay grinding, profitable video games and doing our factor,” Acuña mentioned.

Realmuto’s opposite-field pressure to correct off Shane Greene within the 6th tied it at 4. Pinch-hitter Brad Miller’s RBI unmarried off Tyler Matzek gave the Phillies a 5-4 lead.

Contreras hooked up within the fourth, sending an opposite-field shot out to right-center for a 3-1 lead.

Harper coated a 3-0 pitch out to correct within the backside part to make it 3-2, finishing a streak of 47 at-bats with no homer. All 8 of Harper’s homers this season had been solo photographs.

“We did a excellent process of combating again and doing the little issues neatly,” Phillies supervisor Joe Girardi mentioned. “We will’t get out of the 8th and it’s irritating.”


The Phillies known Joe West with a pregame video tribute for not too long ago breaking the file for many video games umpired. The Phanatic gave West an outsized cowboy hat.


The Phillies promoted utilityman Luke Williams from Triple-A Lehigh Valley previous within the day and he reached on a bunt unmarried in his first primary league at-bat. The proper-handed-hitting Williams provides versatility at the bench as he has performed each place excluding catcher and pitcher. Williams received’t be capable to play for Crew USA within the Olympics as a result of his promotion to the majors.


Braves: RHP Mike Soroka (torn correct Achilles tendon) is making growth, consistent with Snitker. It stays unsure whether or not Snitker can go back this season.

Phillies: RHP Brandon Kintzler (neck) used to be positioned at the 10-day injured checklist. SS Didi Gregorius (elbow) could be able for a rehab stint this weekend.


LHP Tucker Davidson (0-0, 2.31 ERA) begins for the Braves and RHP Zach Eflin (2-5, 4.10) is going for the Phillies on Tuesday evening.


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