Acuna, Freeman Three-Hit Days Lead Braves past Padres, 5-3

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Gwynn & Chris
April 08, 2020 - 6:30 pm
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Run-scoring singles by Ronald Acuna and Ozzie Albies in the bottom of the sixth snapped a tie and carried the Atlanta Braves past the San Diego Padres, 5-3, Wednesday afternoon in the final game of a a three-game series.

Acuna finished with three hits, and Freddie Freeman added three more – plus two runs scored – in leading Atlanta’s 13-hit attack. The Padres tied a season high with 10 hits, but were frustrated, leaving eight runners on and batting 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position.

Tommy Pham homered in the first for San Diego (6-7), which wound up losing five of six on its just completed road trip. Brian Dozier hit his first home run of the year, a two-run shot, to tie game 3-3 in the top of the sixth.

In the bottom of the inning, however, a one-out error by Ty France opened the door for Atlanta to re-take the lead. Freeman singled with two outs to put runners on first and third before both Acuna and Albies came through with their clutch two-out hits for the lead.

Eric Hosmer’s bid to tie the game in the eighth off reliever Shane Greene came up just short, his drive with a man aboard being tracked down at the wall by right fielder Nick Markakis.

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