ATLANTA (AP) – Ianin seven innings, Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a long home run, and the Atlanta 5-0 on Tuesday night. Anderson (2-0) won his second consecutive start after in a 4-1 win at Yankee Stadium last Wednesday. He walked only one Cubs batter and struck out eight.
In its fourth consecutive loss, Chicago held out Javier Báez and Kris Bryant with injuries.
A rookie making his 11th career start and fifth this, Anderson lowered his ERA to 2.48. The 22-year-old right-hander has provided an essential boost for a struggling staff. The Braves began the night last in the National League with their 4.89 ERA.
A.J. Minter pitched a perfect eighth. In the ninth, Nico Hoerner’s one-out single off Jacob Webb was Chicago‘s second hit, but Webb struck out Willson Contreras and David Bote to end the game.
With one out in the fifth, Acuña pulled a belt-high fastball from Trevor Williams (2-2) for the longest of his eight homers this. The drive traveled 481 feet and landed of the seats in the left-center field.
Acuña tossed his bat and slapped his chest with both hands as he left the batter’s box for his jog around the bases. The homer was his first15.
Williams then walked Freddie Freeman, whofor a 2-0 lead.
Albies added another double off Brandon Workman leading off the eighth and scored on Dansby Swanson’s single. Hoerner’sat shortstop on Austin Riley’s grounder set up pinch-hitter Pablo Sandoval’s run-scoring single up the middle. Workman walked
Acuña loaded the bases and walked Freeman, forcing the third-inning run. Jake Marisnick led off the third with a single for Chicago‘s hit-off Anderson, but Marisnick was stranded at second base. The only other baserunner against Anderson came on Jason Heyward’s walk with one out in the fifth. Williams allowed two runs on six hits with two walks and eight strikeouts, matching his career-high in five innings.
Cubs: Bryant was rested due to right biceps soreness. Chicagosaid Bryant has dealt with the issue for about a week and was available as a pinch-hitter. … Báez with a sore hamstring. Ross acknowledged the is a possibility for Báez “if it’s something that’s going to take multiple days.”
Braves: LHP Max Fried (strained hamstring) could return to the rotation. He will face hitters on Thursday, either in a simulated game or batting practice.
Braves rookie RHP Huascar Ynoa (1-1, 3.68 ERA) looks for his second consecutive win when he faces(1-2, 5.68) on Wednesday night. You gave up six runs in four innings of a 13-4 loss at Chicago on April 17 before earning his first win against Arizona last Friday.
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