Toronto Blue Jays 3, Atlanta Braves 7
Atlanta Brave’s Ronald Acuna Jr. hit a triple and scored twice as the Braves won 7-2 over the visiting Toronto Blue Jays.
Acuna ended his 0-for-15 streak with a leadoff triple and also scored the first run. Meanwhile, he scored again during the fifth.
The win meant that Atlanta has now won their last six and 14 of their last 16. Their ten home wins mean they are two short of their franchise-record, which was set in 2000.
Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz threw five scoreless innings and gave up two hits, with three walks and two strikeouts.
The Toronto Blue Jays opted to use a “staff start” and opened with Wilmer Font. He pitched one inning and allowed two runs and four hits. Meanwhile, T.J. Zeuch made his MLB debut, and followed this with four innings and gave up two runs over three hits.
Atlanta started the game with four consecutive hits. Acuna tripled off the wall on the right and scored on a single from Ozzie Albies. Once Freddie Freeman doubled to left, Josh Donaldson drove home Albies with a single.
The Braves added two further runs during the fifth on a double by Donaldson.
The Blue Jays got on the board with two runs during the seventh against Bryse Wilson. Rowdy Tellez hit a long solo homer. This was his 17th. Before Teoscar Hernandez doubled. Sean Newcomb entered and retired two batters to shut down the comeback attempt. He then worked a scoreless eighth inning against the top order of the Blue Jays.
Atlanta broke the game open with three runs during the eighth inning, when Tyler Flowers delivered a bases-loaded double against Tim Mayza.