The Braves improve to 16-8 in July
The Atlanta Braves were productive on all fronts on Friday night to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2. Kyle Wright got the start and tossed 6.2 innings, surrendering just two runs. He struck out five and earned his 13th win of the season. The righty leads National League pitchers in wins.
Austin Riley continued his monster July and picked up three hits in four trips to the plate. He collected three RBI, sending his total to 67 on the year. Riley is hitting .402 with 11 homers and 26 RBI over his last 30 games.
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Things even went smoothly on the base paths, as Ronald Acuña Jr. swiped the 100th bag of his career and joined the 100/100 club.
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Up next, Ian Anderson gets the nod as the Braves go for the series win against the Diamondbacks tonight at 7:20 ET.
Braves’ No. 7 prospect Jared Shuster made his Triple-A debut on Thursday night, tossing five innings of three-run ball. More in the minor league recap.
The San Francisco Giants placed OF Joc Pederson on the 7-day IL with concussion-like symptoms. Pederson has been one of the Giants’ most powerful bats this season, hitting 17 homers over 285 plate appearances.
The Kansas City Royals activated catcher Salvador Perez from the injured list. The 32-year-old underwent surgery on June 24 to repair a torn ligament in his thumb. Perez was expected to have an eight week recovery time, but instead rejoined the club after just five weeks.