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Braves beat Astros for 10th win in 11 games

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Austin Riley hit a three-run homer Friday night for the Atlanta Braves, who beat the visiting Houston Astros 6-2 in the first game between clubs since the World Series last October. I was.

After beating the Astros in six games to win his first title since 1995, the Braves have won 10 of their last 11 games. Atlanta played on Friday, less than 24 hours after outfielder Marcel Ozuna was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

The Braves entered the National League East on Friday, where he is 3.5 games behind the No. 1 New York Mets.

It was his third loss in just nine games for the AL West-leading Astros.

Kyle Wright (15-5) earned the win as he struck out seven in six innings and allowed two runs on six hits and one walk. Colin McHugh struck out three of two perfect innings before Kenley Jansen avoided Alex Bregman's leadoff double in the ninth.

Ronald Cunha Jr. and Dansby Swanson, his No. 1 and No. 2 hitters for the Braves, each threw his one out to his third hitter, with Riley to right center field. It was his 31st offense of the year hitting at home.

The Astros scored his two runs in the fifth inning, with Kyle Tucker hitting a leadoff home run, followed by Jose Altuve hitting his two-out RBI single. But Wright struck out Yuri Gurriel and grounded two runners,

as the top of the order for the Braves made his 3-run surge in his sixth. was recorded. Ninth-place hitter Michael Harris II led with a double, and Acuna tied the game with a one-out walk. Both runners then scored on Swanson's double to center. After Riley singled, Matt Olson threw a sacrifice fly.

Swanson finished with his three hits, while Acuna, Riley and Eddie Rosario each got his two.

Tucker and Jose Altuve each had his two hits for the Astros.

Lance his McCullers Jr. (1-1) made his second start of the season after missing more than four months in his first with an elbow injury, but 7-hit-3. I gave up 3 runs on the ball and lost the game. while he struck out six in five innings.

Astros left fielder Jordan Alvarez left the game in the bottom of the fifth due to poor health, the team announced. He was taken to hospital for evaluation.

– Field Level Media