Braves Defeat Padres Extend Win Streak To Seven

By DJ Harding –

The Atlanta Braves defeat the San Diego Padres 2-0 to extend their win streak to seven games.

The Braves have also now passed the Tampa Bay Rays for first place in the power rankings.

This is the second win against the Padres this season after losing their first four game series 3-1.

This is the first shutout the Braves have pitched all-season. Max Fried would be Atlanta’s starter on the day, pitching five innings allowing four hits and striking out four batters. Fried would get the win and has a record of 1-0 on the season.

A.J Minter would close out the shutout win with his fourth save of the season. The Braves pitching staff as a whole would allow six hits on the day.

The only scoring on the day would come from a Austin Riley two run homer that came in the top of the first inning. This came after a Ronald Acuna Jr leadoff double and a Matt Olson lineout.

Those two runs would be the only runs allowed in the entire game. The Padres pitching staff would only allow seven hits and eight strikeouts.

Ryan Weathers, the Padres starting pitcher, would pitch six of those nine innings and allow six hits along with striking out five batters.

Ronald Acuna Jr would lead the way hitting going three for five including that run scored of his leadoff double.

For the Padres Xander Bogartes would be their only batter with multiple hits going two for four on the day.

The Atlanta Braves now improve to 13-4 which puts them two games ahead of the New York Mets for first in the NL East. The Braves also hold the National League and are one game behind the Tampa Bay Rays for the best record in the League.

The San Diego Padres fall to 8-10 which is third in the NL West as they are two and a half games behind their division leader the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Game two of this series kickoff tonight with Spencer Strider to take the mound versus Atlanta facing off against Blake Snell for the Padres.

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