The Braves put up 4 runs in the bottom of the 8th, after the Tigers had put up 3 runs in the top of the inning to tie it, and that was enough to deliver the series 2 games to 1. Dansby Swanson drew a one out walk and scored on Freddie Freeman‘s double, and the Braves added 3 unearned runs, highlighted by Charlie Culberson‘s 2 out pinch-hit RBI triple.
Swanson drove in the first 2 runs in the 2nd inning with his 12th home run of the season, and doubled in pinch-hitter Matt Joyce in the 5th to finish with 3 RBI’s. However, Dansby’s error in the 8th opened the door for back to back 2 out home runs by Grayson Greiner and JaCoby Jones.
Julio Teheran threw 5 scoreless innings, laboring in the 5th, but escaped a bases-loaded jam. 6 Braves relievers wrapped it up, including a Newky, Touki, and Lukey sighting. Jacob Webb allowed the 8th inning homers; Luke Jackson allowed one to Christin Stewart in a non-save situation.
The Braves pull within a game of the Phillies. At Pittsburgh Tuesday at 7:05; Max Fried and Steven Brault scheduled.