Austin Riley homers, helps Braves roll over Mets

Austin Riley homers, helps Braves roll over Mets

Aug 11, 2023; New York City, New York, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Charlie Morton (50) pitches in the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field.
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Austin Riley had three hits, including a home run, and a pair of RBIs Friday night for the visiting Atlanta Braves, who rolled to a 7-0 win over the New York Mets in the opener of a four-game series

The Braves improved to 4-4 on a season-long 11-game road trip. The Mets fell to 2-8 this month

Eddie Rosario had two hits and three RBIs for the Braves, who received a hit from every starter except Ronald Acuna Jr. and Orlando Arcia. Ozzie Albies had an RBI single while Travis d’Arnaud finished with two hits

Charlie Morton (11-10) earned the win after allowing three hits and walking a career-high seven while striking out four over five innings

Mark Vientos had two singles for the Mets, who left 14 runners on base

Tylor Megill (6-6) took the loss after allowing six runs (five earned) on nine hits and one walk while striking out three over 5 1/3 innings

The Mets stranded two runners against Morton in each of the first three innings before the Braves, who didn’t get a runner beyond first against Megill in that span, scored three times in the fourth

With one out, Riley doubled but had to stay at second when Matt Olson blooped a single to left. After d’Arnaud flew out, Marcell Ozuna reached on an infield single that stayed just fair up the third base line. Rosario followed with a two-run single and Ozuna scored when center fielder Brandon Nimmo misplayed the ball trying to field it

Michael Harris II led off the fifth with a single and took second on a passed ball before Acuna Jr. walked. Harris II scored on a single by Albies and Acuna Jr., who took third on Albies’ hit, scored on Riley’s sacrifice fly

d’Arnaud led off the sixth with a single and scored when Rosario chased Megill with a one-out double. Riley homered with two outs in the seventh off Jimmy Yacabonis

–Field Level Medi

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