The Atlanta Braves fell to the Tampa Bay Rays by 10-4 on Sunday afternoon in the finale of a three-game set at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Braves still took the series by 2-1.
The Rays notched four runs in the bottom of the first inning and maintained the lead throughout the ballgame.
Highlights for Atlanta included a solo home run by Travis d’Arnaud in the top of the fourth.
The Braves homered during their past 26 straight games to mark the longest streak in modern-era franchise history.
Isaac Paredes hit a two-run homer for the Rays in the first. Yandy Diaz also had a two-run shot in Tampa Bay’s three-run fourth.
Bryce Elder was charged with the loss for Atlanta after giving up seven runs and six hits, walking four, and striking out none in three and a third innings. Zach Eflin got the win for Tampa Bay.
It’s now time for the ’23 Major League Baseball All-Star break. The National League East-leading Braves head into the break with an MLB-best record of 60-29. They will return to action at Truist Park on Friday night with a match against the Chicago White Sox. Catch all the action from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network on WLAQ 1410 AM or 96.9 FM.