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Acuña breaks out with first HR, 2 RBI as Braves top Mets 7-1

Ronald Acuna Jr
Posted at 11:06 PM, Aug 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-01 23:06:16-04

ATLANTA — Ronald Acuña Jr. shook off a slow start by driving in two runs with two hits, including his first homer, and the Atlanta Braves beat Michael Wacha and the New York Mets 7-1 for their fourth straight win.

The Mets have lost four straight. Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run homer, his third, off Wacha (1-1) in the first inning.

Acuña led off the game with his 18th strikeout, the most in the majors.

He doubled in a run in the second and lined his first homer into the left-field seats in the sixth off right-hander Franklyn Kilome, who made his major league debut.