April 12, 2024

UNITED STATES: The Atlanta Braves defeated the Washington Nationals 9-6, extending their lead over the Dodgers for the Nationwide League’s high slot to 4 video games. Pitcher Charlie Morton left the sport, and Ronald Acuna Jr. hit his thirty fourth leadoff dwelling run, turning into the primary participant to have no less than 60 stolen bases and 40 dwelling runs in a single season.

Acuna has set a report for many dwelling runs and stealing bases in a single sport. He joins Alphonso Soriano, Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds, and Jose Canseco on this feat. Supervisor Brian Snitker praised Acuna’s efficiency, stating it was an “elite firm.”

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He added a double and drove in three runs. Acuna has additionally had protected at-bats in 14 of his final 15 video games, eight dwelling runs, and 15 RBIs. 

Austin Riley scored 4 runs in a sport off Corbin, whereas Marcel Ozuna contributed three runs. Morton threw 24 pitches within the first inning earlier than strolling two batters and leaving because of a sore proper index finger. 

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Morton can have an MRI on Saturday to organize for the postseason. He believes his subsequent begin will probably be within the postseason, as there might be no sport in late Might or early August, which would be the largest sport of the season.

After pitching two innings and conceding one run, Michael Tonkin (7-2) was awarded the victory. His thirtieth save was made by Raisel Iglesias.

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The Braves have positioned RHP Darius Vines from Triple-A and LHP Max Fried on the 15-day injured listing because of a left index finger blister. Snitker believes Fried can proceed throwing and might be prepared for the postseason. He hopes to get better earlier than the Division Sequence and may throw extra, as he was unable to make his subsequent begin.

Sean Doolittle, a left-handed nearer for the Nationals Six, introduced his retirement after ending his eleventh season. Doolittle, who had a proper knee damage in Florida, determined to desert his rehabilitation throughout the season. Regardless of his disappointment, Doolittle expressed gratitude for his luck.

The match on Saturday has been postponed. A cut up doubleheader might be performed on Sunday between 1:35 p.m. and 6:35 p.m. Snitker didn’t specify the order wherein RHP Kyle Wright and RHP Spencer Strider will pitch on Sunday.

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