The Atlanta Braves fell to the Seattle Mariners 8-7 on Sunday in the finale of a three-game interleague series in Seattle, Washington. That allowed Seattle to take the weekend set 2-1. Atlanta is now a game and a half back from the National League East-leading New York Mets (who beat the Miami Marlins earlier in the day).
The Braves staged a late comeback with five runs during the top of the ninth. Michael Harris II put the visitors within a run of the home team with a three-run homer; that was his second home run of the night. Robbie Grossman had a two-run shot to give the Braves a 7-6 lead.
But then Kenley Jansen surrendered a solo home run to Julio Rodriguez that tied the game at 7-7 and a walk-off homer to Eugenio Suarez that secured the 8-7 victory for the Mariners.
Jansen was charged with the loss for Atlanta. Paul Sewald was credited with the win for Seattle.
The Braves are now 87-53 with 22 games left in the ’22 regular season. They will be in San Francisco, California tonight for the first of three games versus the Giants. The first pitch is scheduled for 9:45 pm Eastern. Listen locally on WLAQ 1410 AM/96.9 FM; airtime is 8:30 pm.
In a minor league update, the Rome Braves wrapped up their regular season with a 4-2 win up in Hickory, North Carolina over the Crawdads on Sunday afternoon. Rome is now headed to the South Atlantic League playoffs! The Braves clinched the South Division championship for the second half of the season this past Friday night. They will host the first-half champion Bowling Green Hot Rods in game one of a best of three set this Tuesday night at 7 pm. Get tickets and more information at www.romebraves.com.