PHOENIX (AP) – Austin Riley hit three doubles and drove in three runs, Adam Duvall hit a two-touchdown home run and the Atlanta Braves clinched the lead in the NL East by trailing the Diamondbacks 11-4 on Monday night. from Arizona.
The Braves extended their lead over the Phillies to three games after Philadelphia’s 2-0 loss to Baltimore.
The two worst teams in the major leagues this season are having a big effect on the final stretch of the regular season in the NL East. The Orioles and Diamondbacks have lost 102 games each.
Arizona led the score 3-2 through the fifth, but the Braves responded with a great chapter in which they scored seven times and took 12 batters to the plate.
Jacob Webb (5-3) pitched a blank inning in relief to claim victory. Panamanian Humberto Mejía (0-2) took the loss after giving up six touchdowns in four innings.
For the Braves, Cubans Jorge Soler 6-1, with one scored and one produced; Guillermo Heredia from 1-1. Ozzie Albies from Curaçao 5-2, with two runs scored and one RBI. Puerto Rican Eddie Rosario 4-2, with two runs scored and one RBI. Venezuelan William Contreras 4-2, with one scored. The Dominican Huascar Ynoa 2-0.
For the Diamondbacks, Ketel Marte 4-3 with an RBI. Venezuelans David Peralta 3-0; Ildemaro Vargas 2-1, with one scored. Puerto Rican Henry Ramos 4-0. The Panamanian Humberto Mejía 2-0.
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