The Atlanta Braves defeated the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 on Tuesday night in the middle outing of a three-game set at Truist Park. That allowed Atlanta to take a 2-0 lead in the series.
Matt Olson got the Braves on the board with a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning.
However, the Reds scored four runs off Kyle Wright in the top of the third to take a 4-1 lead.
The Braves made it 4-2 on an RBI single by Ronald Acuna Jr. in the bottom of that inning and tied it at 4-4 on a two run homer by Ozzie Albies in the fourth. It marked Albies’ 100th career home run. The Braves took a 5-4 lead on an RBI double from Sam Hilliard in that same inning. They notched two more runs in the fifth and seventh innings, thanks to Orlando Arcia.
Jose Barrero had a two-run homer in the eighth to put the Reds within a run of the Braves, but the Braves held on for the victory.
Michael Tonkin was credited as the winning pitcher for Atlanta; it marked his first major league win since 2016. Nick Anderson secured the save.
The Braves will wrap up their first homestand of the year with another match against the Reds tonight. First pitch is scheduled for 7:20 pm. Listen locally on WLAQ 1410 AM or 96.9 FM; airtime is 6:05 pm from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.