Braves pitcher Jackson Stephens hit in head by line drive
ST. LOUIS — Atlanta Braves reliever Jackson Stephens was placed on the seven-day injured list after he was hit in the side of the head by a line drive during Friday night’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals. >> Read more trending newsStephens, 28, suffered a concussion when he was struck in the right temple by a line drive off the bat of the Cardinals’ Brendan Donovan, ESPN reported. With one out in the ninth inning and two runners on base, Donovan blistered a line drive that caromed off Stephens and into shallow right field for an RBI single. He wore it pretty well, and I think he’s going to be all right,” Strider told reporters. Right away, you could tell it hit his head, and it was serious, but I think he’s going to be all right.wftv.com
Tucker, Urquidy power Astros past Braves as Ozuna hears boos
Atlanta outfielder Marcell Ozuna was booed by his home fans in his return, Kyle Tucker singled to drive in Yordan Alvarez for the go-ahead run in the eighth, José Urquidy won his 12th game, and the Houston Astros beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 to avoid a three-game sweep.
Braves hit five homers, beat Nats 10-4 for 13th straight win
WASHINGTON — (AP) — Michael Harris II and Travis d’Arnaud each had three hits and homered for the second straight game, and the Atlanta Braves connected five times in their 13th straight win, 10-4 over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night. Atlanta hit back-to-back homers for the third straight game, this time doing it twice. Dansby Swanson also homered for the Braves, who have clubbed 32 home runs during the winning streak, the longest in the majors this season. He went 5 2/3 innings, allowing four runs on six hits while striking out six and walking one. Nationals: RHP Erick Fedde (4-4, 4.87 ERA) is 0-4 with a 10.80 ERA in eight games – seven starts – against the Braves.wftv.com