By HARVEY VALENTINE, Related Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Austin Riley homered twice, rookie Spencer Strider allowed one hit over 5 2/3 innings, and the Atlanta Braves received their 14th straight sport, 8-2 over the last-place Washington Nationals on Wednesday night time.
Orlando Arcia, beginning at second base instead of the injured Ozzie Albies, had a homer, three singles and a stroll for the Braves, who went deep 13 instances whereas outscoring the Nationals 27-11 in sweeping the three-game collection.
The Braves matched their 14-game run from July 26-Aug. 9, 2013, and are one win away from tying the franchise’s post-1900 report, a 15-game streak from April 16-Could 2, 2000.
Surging Atlanta pulled inside 4 video games of the NL East-leading Mets, who misplaced to the Brewers.
Riley, who additionally had a single, hit two-run blasts within the seventh and eighth innings, giving him 18 homers this 12 months.
Strider (3-2) didn’t permit successful till Luis Garcia homered to right-center with two outs within the fifth. The suitable-hander was lifted with two outs within the sixth and a runner on first, who later scored.
Making his fifteenth look of the season and fourth begin, Strider gave up two runs on one hit with a career-high 11 strikeouts and two walks.
Washington starter Erick Fedde (4-5) went 5 1/3 innings, permitting three runs on seven hits.
With the Braves main 1-0 within the fourth, Michael Harris II prolonged his hitting streak to eight video games with a two-run single.
After the Nationals pulled inside 3-2 within the sixth, Dansby Swanson walked to open the seventh and Riley adopted along with his first homer of the sport to make it 5-2.
Braves: Albies had surgical procedure to stabilize the fracture in his left foot. … Supervisor Brian Snitker stated RHP Collin McHugh, positioned on the COVID-19 injured listing on June 7, will rejoin the workforce this weekend in Chicago.
Nationals: RF Juan Soto missed his second sport after banging his proper knee in opposition to the dugout bench Monday night time. … SS Alcides Escobar (proper hamstring pressure) went 1 for 3 with a homer in his first rehab sport with Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday.
Braves: RHP Charlie Morton (4-3, 5.67 ERA) pitches the opener of a three-game collection in opposition to the Cubs in Chicago. Morton is 4-6 with a 5.44 ERA in 16 profession begins in opposition to the Cubs.
Nationals: LHP Patrick Corbin (3-8, 6.65 ERA) opposes visiting Philadelphia on Thursday. Corbin, looking for his third straight win, is 3-3 with a 4.05 ERA in 10 begins versus the Phillies since becoming a member of Washington in 2019.
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