LOS ANGELES – Ronald Acuña Jr. homered for the third straight night at Dodger Stadium and fellow Venezuelan Orlando Arcia added a three-run home run in the 10th inning as the hot-hitting Atlanta Braves beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Saturday. Angels.
Bryce Elder effectively pitched six innings and the Braves won (90-45) for the sixth time. They are the first major league team to reach 90 wins this season.
This Sunday, Atlanta will look to sweep the four-game series between the top two teams in the National League.
Acuña, who was married north of Los Angeles just hours before Thursday’s game, once again bested Dodgers star Mookie Betts in a duel between two leading candidates for the National League Most Valuable Player award.
With one out in the third inning, Acuña unleashed a 454-foot home run across center field. The ball came off his bat at 121.2 mph.
It was the 32nd home run of the year and third of the series for the Venezuelan, the first player in history to hit 30 goals and 60 steals in the same season.
The victory went to Michael Tonkin (6-2) and a save by Cuban Raisel Iglesias (28).
The defeat was due to Alex Visya (0-5).
For the Braves, Venezuelans Acuña is 1-for-5 with one run scored and one RBI, Arcia is 1-for-4 with one run scored and three RBIs. Dominican Marcel Ozuna 3-0. Puerto Rican Eddie Rosario 3-0.
And for the Dodgers, Dominican David Peralta 3-2, Miguel Rojas 3-1. Dominican Republic Amed Rosario 1-0.
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