The Atlanta Braves wrapped up their six-game road trip on a high note Sunday with a 6-4 win over the Miami Marlins. Atlanta went just 2-4 on the trip but were able to avoid a sweep and improved to 2-5 against the Marlins this season. Austin Riley reached base five times and hit his 12th home run of the season in the win. Drew Smyly allowed two runs over five innings. Ironically, the both of the Braves’ wins during the road trip came in games that were started by Smyly.
Atlanta is 30-33 on the season and will enter play Monday five games back of the Mets and two back of the Phillies. The will host the Red Sox for a brief two-game set starting Tuesday before the Cardinals come in for a four-game series that will get underway on Thursday.
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Ronald Acuña Jr. left Sunday’s win in the fifth inning with what was termed “right pectoral tightness.” Brian Snitker said after the game that removing Acuña was precautionary and that they didn't think the injury was serious.
The Rome Braves announced Sunday that Touki Toussaint will begin a rehab assignment with the club on Tuesday. Toussaint went on the 60-day injured list at the end of Spring Training with a shoulder strain.
- Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger left Sunday’s game against Cleveland in the first inning after fouling a pitch off the inside of his left knee. Manager Scott Servais called Haniger’s injury a bone bruise following the game and that he will undergo additional testing Monday.
- Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge was out of the lineup Sunday after experiencing back spasms.
- Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday due to an oblique strain. The team is hopeful that Muncy will be ready to return after the minimum 10-day stint but won’t rush him back before he is ready.
- The Texas Rangers placed Khris Davis on unconditional release waivers Sunday. Davis was designated for assignment Tuesday after hitting .157/.262/.333 in 61 plate appearances.
- The Boston Red Sox selected the contract of right-hander Ryan Weber Sunday. Boston will begin a two-game series with the Braves at Truist Park Tuesday.
- Finally, the Los Angeles Angels claimed infielder Jack Mayfield off of waivers from the Mariners and optioned him to Triple-A. This is Mayfield’s second stint with the club. The Angels acquired Mayfield from the Braves in February for cash considerations but designated him for assignment two months later. He was claimed by Seattle but was designated for assignment again earlier this week.