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ATLANTA – Ozzie Albies is feeling a lot better about Atlanta’s lineup lately. Of course, it certainly helps to help the Braves hit a total of 10 homers in two straight wins.
Albies hit home runs from both sides of the plate, and Ronald Acuna Jr. started his top 15th major league homer as the Braves once again demonstrated their power play on Saturday, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1.
The Braves ‘three homers on Saturday followed a seven-homer attack, including the Albies and Acuna explosions, in a 20-1 Pirates’ win on Friday.
“It started to click” Said Albies. “It looks better and feels better. It’s huge for the team, another game that we play. We hope it stays that way. “
After hitting one of the two Atlanta Grand Slams on Friday night, Acuna didn’t wait to keep the offensive going. With fans in the sold-out crowd of 40,068 spectators, Acuna pulled Mitch Keller’s fastball over the left field wall in first place.
“Special,” Albies said about Acuna. “It’s him. He tells you he goes deep. (Basement) throws first place in the zone and he does it.”
Acuna hurried out of the box as there was no certainty that the Line Drive would clear the fence. He slowed down for the rest of his trot.
It was his 22nd career kick-off that extended his franchise record, including three this season.
The Braves lead the most important leagues with 75 homers. Sometimes the all-or-nothing approach didn’t work, but Atlantas Batters subsequently prevailed against the pirates.
“The Braves are red hot” Pirate manager Derek Shelton said. “They hit home runs. You lead the league on home runs and you have the man who leads the league on homers. “
Albies added a two-run shot as a left-handed player in the fifth. He hit another homer, his ninth, from the right, ahead of Sam Howard on the seventh. It was the 14th time in Braves history that a player has returned from both sides of the record, including twice from Albies.
Bryse Wilson (2-2) allowed a run with five hits in 6 2/3 innings, the longest start of his career.
Michael Perez hit a homer in the third ahead of Wilson.
Wilson was lifted two outs in seventh after handing over the singles to Will Craig and Wilmer Difo. AJ Minter knocked out Perez to end the inning.
Brave right-handed Luke Jackson went to Will Craig to open ninth place and gave a one-off single to Wilmer Difo before prize hitter Ildemaro Vargas was eliminated to finish the game.
Pirates: 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes, on the 60-day IL with left wrist strain, began rehab at Triple-A Indianapolis. He can return on June 3rd. “He’s missed enough time to rebuild it,” he said. Shelton said. … RHP Trevor Cahill was put on the 10-day IL with complaints on the left. Shelton said a decision had not been made as to who would fill out Cahill’s next scheduled start against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. RHP Kyle Crick (right triceps) was activated outside of the 10-day IL.
Braves: RHP Shane Greene, who signed for Atlanta again on May 9, was due to make his first appearance for Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday night. Greene, 32, had an ERA of 2.60 in 28 games with Atlanta in 2020 … RHP Jacob Webb was transferred to Gwinnett to clear a roster seat for Wilson that was removed prior to the game.
BRAVES DIAMONDBACKS TRADE
After the game, Atlanta RHP acquired Yoan Lopez from the Arizona Diamondbacks for the Minor League OF Deivi Estrada. Lopez was elected after Gwinnett. Lopez had an ERA of 6.57 in 13 games with Arizona that season. He has an ERA of 4.25 in four seasons, all with Arizona.
WILSON “FIGHT THE FIGHT”
The 23-year-old Wilson was recalled for his fifth start of the season by Triple-A Gwinnett. Manager Brian Snitker was impressed with Wilson’s well-engineered approach to staying positive when he was sent back to Gwinnett.
“You have to be pretty mentally strong” Said Snitker. “He just keeps fighting.”
MISTAKES BREACH THE BASEMENT
Keller (2-6) gave up five runs with eight hits in five innings.
“I think it’s only two or three pitches that I missed and they took advantage of it,” he said. Said Keller.
“I thought he played a few pitches, but you have to play a lot of pitches for this group.” Shelton said about the Braves. “He left pitches in the middle and they were knocked out of the stadium.”
Pirate RHP JT Brubaker (3-3, 3.27) will face Braves LHP Max Fried (1-2, 5.46) on Sunday when the series ends in four games.
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