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With three hits from Acuña, the Braves outscored the Pirates

With three hits from Acuña, the Braves outscored the Pirates

Pittsburgh — Ronald Acuna Jr. scored three hits, and Michael Harris scored the second off a ball to right on a controversial play in the eighth inning as the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 Wednesday night.

Harris ran home on a short Austin Riley fly ball off Carmen Mlodinski (2-3). Jared Triolo ran again to catch the ball.

Before the second baseman’s throw could reach the plate, Harris slid. Originally, he was called out, considering he was out at third base before Triolo threw the ball out. The decision was reversed after a video review, and the Braves led 6-5.

Acuna went 3-for-6, including an RBI double in the fourth inning, a day after he left in the sixth inning. Atlanta won 8-6 after being hit in the elbow by Colin Holderman.

The Braves, who lead the majors with a 72-40 record, won their second straight game against the Pirates after losing three in a row, including the first of this four-game series.

The victory came to Pierce Johnson (2-6) and the Cuban friend Raizel Iglesias, who scored 22 points.

For the Braves, Venezuela’s Acuña is 5-3 with a scored run and RBI’s Orlando Arcia is 5-1 with a scored run. Dominican Marcel Ozuna 5-1. Puerto Rico Eddie Rosario 4-1 run scored.

For Mexican pirate Alfonso Rivas 2-1. Dominican Andy Rodriguez 3-1 in one set.

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