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ATLANTA – Austin Riley knew he had a good chance to score from the first base as soon as Ozzie Albies made contact.
The force-finding left-wing fan just didn't know if he "d get the green light from third-base coach Ron Washington.
" I knew it was in the gap, so run as hard as I can, "said Riley. want to stop me, he will stop me. He didn't stop me. A good hit by Ozzie and a good team win. "
Riley beat the game with a solo homer in the ninth inning and made the winning race at Albie's double by Michael Feliz in the 11th who led the Atlanta Braves past Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7 for his sixth straight victory Wednesday night.
Bravesna (39-29) took over sole possession of first place in NL East and moved 1
Josh Bell beat a tiebreaking solo homer from Atlanta closer to Luke Jackson at the top of ninth. , who had a two-run triple in the first, took Kyle Crick deep to make it 7-in the bottom half.
After Riley was struck by a climb on his left hand in the 11th, Albies drove a gapper into the right center and Riley struck his head first over the plate to finish it.
"As soon as I hit it in the gap, Albies said" I knew he would win and win this game. "
Feliz ( 2-3) took the loss.
Rain delay the game for 55 minutes in the seventh.
Braves starter Mike Soroka got career heights of five runs and 10 hits in five innings. The 21-year-old started giving up a round or less in nine out of 10 starting this season, but was not in the decision. Soroka, whose ERA rose 54 points to 1.92, went one and knocked out three.
Atlanta led 3-0 in the first on Nick Markaki's opposite field RBI single and Riley's triple. Braves were up 4-2 in second after Freddie Freeman RBI single and 6-2 in third after Soroka's two-run single.
Pittsburgh scored 3-2 in second on RBI singles by Adam Frazier and Elías Díaz and 6-4 in fourth on Kevin Newman's two-run double. Starling Martes 10th homer cut the margin to 6-5 in fifth.
The pirates tied it 6-all in the sixth against Josh Tomlin. Gregory Polanco had a pinch-beaten single, advanced to third on Newman's single and made on Corey Dickerson's offer fly.
"We had our backs to the wall a little, but we hit back and gave us a chance" Bell, who leads the majors with 61 RBI. "It's good that Mojo goes in tomorrow."
Mitch Keller made his second career start for Pittsburgh, allowed six runs and 10 hits in three innings. His ERA rose 1.93 points to 15.43.
Pirates: Head of sports medicine Tom Tomcyzk said that C Francisco Cervelli, on the injured list since May 26 with concussion, has no symptoms and is scheduled to be examined by a neurologist during the next few days. Tomcyzk said that Cervelli feels normal in everyday life, but has not yet been cleared. The 33-year-old Cervelli has a long history of head injuries during his 12-year career, including six documented concussions since 2011.
Braves: CF Ender Inciarte, on the damaged list since May 15 with a lumbar stem, still has no timetable to resume baseball activities. "It still bites a bit on him. I think he has good days, has bad days, takes it one day at a time," says manager Brian Snitker. "He's not in that position now to even look ahead he might be – until he starts running the bases, strikes and all that. "
Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson rescued a run in the third. Because both players followed the shallow tab, Swanson called Donaldson and Riley to turn and make a difficult basket catch.
Beginner slugger became the fastest player in franchise history to reach 10 homers , making it in 26 games to break the mark as Wally Berger from Boston Braves in 1930. Riley also tied Earl Torgeson from the 1947 Boston Braves as the fastest to 29 RBI in 26 games. … Riley had her left hand cover The egg in ice after the match, he said he was sore from the plan, but not in pain.
Bravesna wrote during his first round draft, Baylor catcher Shea Langeliers. Atlanta chose Langeliers with the ninth overall election, which it received as compensation for not signing last year's 8 pick, pitcher Carter Stewart.
Pirates: RHP Joe Musgrove (4-6, 4.40 ERA) starts for the second time in the four-game series after being ejected in the first inning Monday after a confrontation with Donaldson.
Braves: RHP Julio Tehran (4-3, 3.03) is 2-0 with