Acuña’s 4 hits, including HR, lead Braves past Phillies 8-1


Atlanta Braves’ Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) follows through on a double in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Friday, April 9, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. had four hits, including a long two-run homer that gave Atlanta the lead, and made a leaping catch to support Charlie Morton’s six strong innings, leading the Braves to an 8-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Morton permitted one run and four hits. Acuña’s fifth-inning blast off Zack Wheeler traveled an estimated 456 feet, landing deep in the center-field seats behind the Braves bullpen for a 2-1 lead. He also had two doubles and an infield single.

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