Huascar Ynoa looked sharp in his return and the Braves offense did just enough to extend their winning streak to five straight games with a 2-0 win over the Miami Marlins. Jorge Soler plated the first run with a single off Sandy Alcantara in the eighth and then Austin Riley gave them some insurance with a solo home run in the ninth.
Ynoa was sharp allowing just three hits over 5 1⁄3 scoreless innings in his first start since the middle of May. The bullpen combined to allow one hit over 3 2⁄3 scoreless frames to lock down the win.
Thanks to a Phillies loss in Arizona, the Braves now hold a 2.5 game lead in the NL East. They have won five straight series and are a perfect 5-0 on their current nine-game road trip.
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- A deep dive into catching prospect William Contreras’ struggles that eventually led him to be sent back to Gwinnett.
- To make room on the active roster for Ynoa, the Braves optioned Jacob Webb to Gwinnett.
- A huge blow for the Toronto Blue Jays who placed outfielder George Springer on the 10-day injured list Tuesday due to a sprained left knee. There is currently no timetable for his return.
- A scary moment in Chicago as Oakland right-hander Chris Bassitt was carted off the field after he was struck in the head by a line drove off the bat of Brian Goodwin. The A’s later said that Bassitt was conscious and awake after the game but was still undergoing tests.
- Veteran reliever Tyler Chatwood is back in the majors after the San Francisco Giants selected his contract Tuesday. Chatwood was released by the Blue Jays on July 31 but latched on with San Francisco on a minor league deal.
- Nationals right-hander Joe Ross will miss the remainder of the season due to a partial UCL tear in his right elbow. However, at this time, Ross is hopeful that he will be able to rehab the injury and avoid a second Tommy John surgery.
- The Chicago Cubs selected the contract of outfielder Michael Hermosillo Tuesday and designated former Braves reliever Dan Winkler for assignment. Winkler has a 5.22 ERA in 39 2⁄3 innings this season.
- The Milwaukee Brewers signed outfielder David Dahl to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A.