Ronald Acuna, Ozzie Albies go deep as youthful Braves beat Reds

Braves phenom Ronald Acuna hit his first HR right to a Braves fan in the upper deck

Braves phenom Ronald Acuna hit his first HR right to a Braves fan in the upper deck

Top outfield prospect Ronald Acuna is set to join the Atlanta Braves. Last year Acuna played at three different levels - High-A, Double-A, and Triple-A - and he hit at all three stops, producing a combined slash line of.325/.374/.522 with 21 home runs, 31 doubles, 82 RBIs, and 44 stolen bases over 139 total games. We're guessing an autographed ball and/or bat are headed his way.

Acuna, 20, is the top-ranked prospect in the Braves organization and MLB.com's No. 2 prospect overall.

Assistant Editor of Busted Coverage. The Braves likely stashed him at Triple A for as long as they did for service-time purposes, so Acuna will now be eligible for free agency after the 2024 season instead of 2023.

The Braves tied the game at 4 in the eighth against Shackelford.

Mariners 5, Indians 4 • Andrew Miller's absence was immediately felt by Cleveland's bullpen when Kyle Seager hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning off Nick Goody that lifted visiting Seattle to victory.

Sam Freeman (1-1) retired all four batters he faced and Arodys Vizcaino pitched a one-hit ninth for his second save. The Reds dropped to 5-19, matching the 1931 team for the worst 24-game start in club history.

"We made it tough on Brandon Finnegan", manager Jim Riggleman said.

Newcomb gave up four runs, five hits and three walks in six innings.

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On Tuesday, the Reds' bullpen blew a four-run lead in the ninth inning, although Cincinnati came back to win 9-7 in 12 innings.

Every Atlanta starter except catcher Kurt Suzuki had at least one hit, including pitcher Sean Newcomb, who also was enjoying watching and being part of the youth movement.

The Philadelphia Phillies will host the Atlanta Braves as the NL East rivals kick off a three game series Friday night from Citizens Bank Park.

While a corresponding roster move has not been announced, Acuna will likely take over as the Braves' left fielder for Preston Tucker, who's hit just.254/.289/.465 in 28 games this season.

Joey Votto's two-run drive, his second homer in two nights, got the Reds on the board in the fifth.

Jesse Biddle allowed three hits over two scoreless innings, Dan Winkler (1-0) pitched a flawless eighth and A.J. Minter worked the ninth for his first career save.

Reds: Cincinnati opens a three-game trip on Friday at Minnesota.

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