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Braves News: Atlanta snaps skid, Austin Riley continues torrid pace and more

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Riley’s eighth home run of the season helped the Braves snap a three-game losing streak

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Atlanta Braves News

Braves homer three times in support of Soroka in 10-5 win over Tigers

The Atlanta Braves snapped a three-game skid on Saturday with a 10-5 win over the Detroit Tigers. Mike Soroka pitched into the seventh inning while Ronald Acuña drove in three runs in support. Atlanta will go for a series win on Sunday with Julio Teheran squaring off against Matthew Boyd.

Riley’s eighth homer both historic and clutch

Austin Riley hit his eighth home run in Saturday’s game putting him in select company. Riley joins Rhys Hoskins, Carlos Delgado and Trevor Story as the only players in Major League history to homer at least eight times through the first 16 games of their career.

Braves experience oddball May

The Braves went 16-12 in May but it was full of plenty of ups and downs along the way.

MLB News

Phillies, Mariners discuss Bruce trade

The Philadelphia Phillies are involved in trade discussions with the Seattle Mariners on outfielder Jay Bruce according to a report by ESPN’s Jeff Passan. The Mariners acquired Bruce from the Mets this offseason as part of the Robinson Cano trade.

Red Sox place Pearce on IL with low back strain

The Boston Red Sox placed first baseman Steve Pearce on the injured list with a lower back strain. Pearce left Friday’s loss to the Yankees in the second inning after a foul out.

Rangers’ Gallo exits game with oblique injury

Rangers’ outfielder Joey Gallo could be headed for a stint on the injured list after leaving Saturday’s game against the Kansas City Royals in the fifth inning with tightness in his left oblique.

Brewers Place Gio Gonzalez On Injured List

The Milwaukee Brewers placed left-hander Gio Gonzalez on the injured list with what is being referred to as a “dead arm.” The move is retroactive to May 29 and catcher Manny Pina was recalled to take Gonzalez’s spot on the active roster.