Austin Riley’s two goals help Braves beat Phillies
Austin Riley hit a pair of ice runs home and Travis d’Arnaud drove for two turns with a single shot taking the lead in the eighth round to make it up. Atlanta Braves win 8-5 against the away team Philadelphia on Thursday in the opening of a four-game series
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With the bases loaded, d’Arnaud hit a single wide to the left of the field against the stopper Gregory Soto (1-4) to beat Ozzie Albies and Marcell Ozuna and break the tie 5-5. Matt Olson followed with a sacrificial long flight.
Riley won 2 to 5 and scored eighth and ninth goals of the season. The first blast traveled 459 feet, the second went 458 feet. This is the fifth time he’s done multiple home runs — the first time since June 15, 2022, in Washington.
Nick Anderson (3-0) won and Raisel Iglesias worked perfectly in ninth for his fourth save.
Atlanta starter Dylan Dodd threw five innings and allowed four runs with seven hits and one walk, with three strikes.
Philadelphia starter Aaron Nola worked six innings and quit five runs with eight hits – three of which were home runs – and two walks. He hit seven. It’s the first time he’s allowed multiple home runs this season and tops his career with three.
The brave opened the scoring for the first time when Riley hit a two-way header into the left midfield area
Philadelphia responded with three runs in the second inning. Alec Bohm ended the game with a homer that ran twice in the middle — a shot from 433 feet.
Atlanta took the lead at the bottom of the table in second place in a solo homer by Marcell Ozuna and took a 4-3 lead after Michael Harris II’s sacrificial flight. It was Ozuna’s eighth home game in May and 10 of the season.
The Phillies tied it in game five when Bryce Harper hit a 445-foot solo homer. It was the 40th game of his career with the team brave
Riley went deep into the fifth round again to bring back brave 5-4 . lead
The Phillies drew the match 5-5 thanks to Kyle Schwarber’s double in the seventh round