Riley drives in 6, chasing Braves pound Mets 12-5

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NEW YORK (AP) — Austin Riley hit a grand slam and a two-run homer to set a career high with six RBIs, powering the Atlanta Braves to a 12-5 rout of the New York Mets on Tuesday night.

Ozzie Albies and Abraham Almonte also had two-run homers for the Braves, who have won two of the first three in a five-game series as they chase the first-place Mets in the NL East. Dansby Swanson delivered a two-run double in the first inning to get Atlanta started.

Charlie Morton (10-3) allowed three runs and five hits with five strikeouts over five innings.

Mets spot starter Jerad Eickhoff (0-2) gave up 10 runs on seven hits and five walks in 3 1/3 innings. Jeff McNeil and Brandon Drury each hit a two-run homer for the Mets after they trailed 10-1 in the fourth.


CLEVELAND (AP) — Adam Wainwright won in his first appearance at Progressive Field, Paul DeJong hit a go-ahead homer and St. Louis beat Cleveland.

DeJong’s two-out, two-run drive in the seventh inning off Bryan Shaw (3-5) put St. Louis in front 3-2. Harrison Bader homered, doubled twice and stole a base.

Wainwright (8-6) went seven innings and earned his 175th career victory. This was the 33rd stadium he’s pitched in during regular-season play.

The 39-year-old Wainwright gave up four hits, including a two-run homer to José Ramírez.

Alex Reyes picked up his 24th save in 25 opportunities.


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Omar Narvaez homered and had four RBIs, Brett Anderson pitched six strong innings and Milwaukee scored eight runs in the first two innings against Pittsburgh.

Narvaez’s two-run homer started a three-run first inning, and his two-run single highlighted a five-run second against Luis Oviedo (1-2), who was making his first major league start.

Anderson (3-5) yielded three hits while striking out three and walking one.

Miguel Sanchez, Hunter Strickland and Jandel Gustave pitched one inning each to finish the four-hitter, the Brewers’ 11th shutout of the season.


BALTIMORE (AP) — Sandy León hit a three-run homer in the second inning and Sandy Alcantara pitched into the seventh, helping Miami beat Baltimore.

Lewin Diaz and Brian Anderson added solo shots for Miami, which has won three straight. León singled and scored in the fourth.

Alcantara (6-9) allowed three runs and six hits in six-plus innings. He held Baltimore without a hit until Austin Hays led off the bottom of the fourth with a home run. Cedric Mullins also homered for the Orioles.

Spenser Watkins (2-1) allowed four runs and nine hits in four innings. He hadn’t allowed more than a run in any of his first three big league starts.


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