Braves Rock Twins But Hosts Still Make History

Jonathan Grant | August 8th, 2019

After losing the first game of a three-game series on Monday to the Minnesota Twins, the Atlanta Braves promptly proceeded to put up 23 runs over the next two games to take the series. Tuesday night saw the top end of the order dominate, with Ronald Acuna, Jr, Ozzie Albies, and Freddie Freeman leading the way in a 12-7 win. It was much of the same on Wednesday afternoon as the series wrapped up between the NL East and AL Central leaders.

The Braves would win this one 11-7, once again utilizing their first three hitters to full effect. Acuna had a home run, Freeman had another as he increased his already massively impressive RBI total, and Albies ended up smacking two over the fence for a second consecutive four-hit game. But the Twins didn’t leave totally unrewarded. For the second time in the span of three weeks, they were able to turn a triple play, doing so with the same pitcher- Martin Perez- on the mound as well. It continues some strange and quirky triple play history for them, as they turned two in one game back in 1990. The Twins are now just 2.5 games ahead of the Indians in the division, while the Braves have a health six-game edge over the Nationals in theirs.

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