Ronald Acuña Jr. keys Braves’ comeback in 6-4 win

Ronald Acuña Jr. came off the bench to key an Atlanta Braves’ comeback in a 6-4 win over the Miami Marlins Friday night at Truist Park.

Ian Anderson and Trevor Rogers locked up in a pitcher’s duel early. Anderson allowed a one-out single to Garrett Cooper in the first, but he was erased as Jorge Soler grounded into a 6-4-3 double play. Anderson retired six straight after Cooper reached before issuing a two-out walk to Miguel Rojas in the third. However, he got Jon Berti to fly out to end the inning.

Anderson worked around a one-out walk to Soler in the fourth and then struck out the side in the fifth.

Rogers matched him pitch for pitch as he retired the first 12 hitters he faced before Austin Riley connected with a long solo shot to lead off the fifth to give Atlanta a 1-0 lead.

The Braves weren’t finished after Riley’s homer. Travis d’Arnaud doubled off the glove of Rojas at short and then came in to score on a one-out double by William Contreras to make it 2-0.

That would bring Travis Demeritte to the plate who singled home Contreras to snap a 34 at-bat hitless streak to extend the lead to 3-0.

Anderson retired six straight hitters before Berti reached on an infield single. Atlanta challenged the call and it looked like Anderson might have clipped the bag before Berti, but the play was upheld. Berti…

Click here to read the full article at SB Nation - Talking Chop >

Feedback