Ozzie Albies snapped Atlanta’s energy drought with two homers, and the Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-5 on Wednesday night time to transfer again right into a tie for the NL East lead.
Mike Foltynewicz (7-5) and the Braves led 7-Zero earlier than Toronto scored 5 runs within the seventh on Justin Smoak’s leadoff homer and a grand slam by Devon Travis. However Albies hit a two-run shot within the eighth to assist Atlanta hold on for simply its second win in eight video games.
Coupled with Philadelphia’s loss to the New York Mets, the Braves moved right into a tie with the Phillies for the division lead.
Albies, headed to his first All-Star recreation subsequent week, led off the sixth with a drive off Luis Santos that ended Atlanta’s season-long stretch of 5 video games with out a homer. He additionally had a sacrifice fly within the Braves’ six-run second.
Foltynewicz allowed just one hit via six scoreless innings earlier than giving up Smoak’s 14th homer excessive into the right-field seats to open the seventh.
The Blue Jays loaded the bases with two-out singles from Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Aledmys Diaz and Luke Maile earlier than Travis hit his third profession grand slam, knocking Foltynewicz out of the sport.
Foltynewicz, additionally chosen to his first All-Star recreation, has accomplished seven innings in solely two of his 18 begins this season.
Toronto’s Sam Gaviglio (2-3) allowed six runs in 1 2/Three innings.
A security squeeze by Foltynewicz drove in Johan Camargo within the second. Ender Inciarte and Nick Markakis had run-scoring doubles within the inning. Freddie Freeman and Tyler Flowers singled in runs.
Foltynewicz acquired high-fives within the dugout after scoring on Albies’ fly ball to left area.
A assessment lasting solely 21 seconds overturned a protected name at first base on Danny Santana’s bases-loaded grounder within the fifth. The assessment confirmed the throw from pitcher Tim Mayza beat Santana to first base, ending the inning.