ATLANTA – Marcel Ozuna Hamered and Austin Riley made a double in a tie-break during a four-rally rally in Saturday’s eighth inning, which lifted the Atlanta Braves to a 6-5 victory over the San Diego Padres.
Brave noted unloader Stephen Wilson (3-1) for RBI single Ozzy Albis, Homer twice Ozuna and hit Riley.
The game seemed to turn in San Diego’s favor at the top of the eighth when first baseman Matt Olson misplayed fellow countryman Trent Grisham for a two-base error with one exit. Grisham advanced on Will Smith’s wild field and scored a goal in Jorge Alfar’s single, leveling it at 2.
After Jake Cronenworth doubled, Yurickson Profar took a step to create the ground for Braves close to Kenley Jansen (2-0) to face Manny Machad with loaded bases. Machada hit Riley at third base, but his throw at second flew into a shallow central field due to a mistake that killed two flights.
San Diego added another series to make the score 5-2 as a result of Eric Hosmer’s RBI force out.
Padres starter Sean Monet scored 12 in seven innings. Everyone fighting from Atlanta, except Albis, fought with Manea.
Braves starter Charlie Morton gave up one run and two strokes in six innings and identified nine. He was in command early, stepping down from nine of the top 10 hitters with six strikeouts.
Will Myers came out with a single exit in fifth place and scored a goal in Grisham’s double, reducing the lead to 2-1.
Olson’s fourth Homer made it 1-0 in the first when the Braves first clashed with Moneya, his former team-mate from Auckland. The ball swam 399 feet into the Atlanta bullpen in the center right.
Atlanta took a 2-0 lead in the third when William Contreras walked, advanced on Travis Demerit’s singles and scored on the opposite field of Albis in the double field on the right.
The reigning World Series champion Braves won four of the six and improved to 16-18.
Braves RF Ronald Akunya Jr. missed the third game in a row due to groin pain. Manager Brian Snitker said Akunya was expected to play, but he said he felt uncomfortable when he arrived on the field. Bravo did an MRI of him, the results of which were expected only on Saturday night. Snitker said Akuni’s reconstructed right knee is not a problem. … Snitker gave CF to Adam Duvall a day off and started in his place Guillermo Heredia. Duval beats .134 with empty bases.
Demerit, replacing the perch in the right field, ran forward to catch the slip to catch the liner Ha-Son Kim with the runner on the first and one on the fifth.
RHP Joe Musgrove (4-0, 2.08 ERA) will make his seventh start for the Padres when teams play a rubber game series of three games on Sunday at 11:35 p.m. Musgrove – 3-1 with a 4.50 ERA in seven career starts against Atlanta. RHP Kyle Wright (3-2, 3.03 ERA) will make his seventh start behind Atlanta. Wright will meet San Diego for the second time and 0-0 with a 3.60 ERA against Padres.
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