The Atlanta Braves opened a six-game homestand with a 3-2 victory over the Oakland A’s on Tuesday night in the first match of a two-game interleague set at Truist Park, which extended the Braves’ latest winning streak to six straight games.
The A’s struck first on a two-run single from Ramon Laureano in the top of the first. But the Braves used the long ball to surge ahead. Ronald Acuna Jr. had a solo home run during the bottom of that inning which made it 2-1. He had another solo shot in the third to tie the game at 2-2.
The Braves took a 3-2 lead on a solo home run by Guillermo Heredia during the bottom of the seventh.
Kyle Wright was credited with the win for Atlanta after surrendering two runs and five hits, walking none, and striking out seven in eight innings – a career high. Kenley Jansen got the save. Lou Trivino was charged with the loss for Oakland.
The Braves are now two games above .500 with a record of 29-27. They will wrap up their series against the A’s tonight with a 7:20 pm first pitch. Listen on WLAQ 1410 AM/96.9 FM; air time is 6:05 pm.
In other news from the Atlanta Braves, right handed pitcher Collin McHugh, Berry College alum, has been placed on the COVID-19 injured list. The team has reacquired Jacob Webb from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for cash considerations.