Can they extend their winning streak to 13 games for the first time in a century?
“I wish we could win 100 in a row,” spencer steer Said. “We’ve played some really good baseball the last two weeks. We’ve built a really good culture, good bond in that clubhouse, and I think we believe we can play with these veterans.”
Each team hit home runs four times after the Reds had nine hits in an 11–10 win on Friday night, bringing the teams’ combined HR total to 17 in the first two games of the series.
Matt Olson hit the 200th century of his big league career and travis d’arnaud And ozzy albies went too deep Graham Ashcraft (3-6), who allowed three long balls for the first time in 33 big league starts. Marcel Ozuna homed against alex young The Braves won for the ninth time in 10 games.
McLane and Steere hit two-run homers for the Reds, and Fraley hit a homer for the third game in a row.
Iglesias, who pitched for the Reds from 2015-20, struck out and started the ninth. TJ Friedle, After the homers, Iglesias got his 11th save in 13 chances.
Braves manager Brian Snitker said, “I never feel safe with the lead here and I never feel like we’re out of it.” “You never feel good until it’s over.”
Cincinnati’s winning streak was the longest since April 30 to May 12, 1957. The Reds have not won 13 consecutive games since their last six games in 1918 and their first seven games in 1919.
Reds manager David Bell said, “It was quite strange.” “It went on for a while so we didn’t get used to it and that’s a good thing. It was a great run. We all appreciate what we were able to achieve against good teams and we learned a lot about ourselves and We became.” a better team. We became strong.
“But as much as we appreciate the Streak, who we are and what we have in our clubhouse, it doesn’t end there.”
Buoyed by the streak, the Reds drew 43,498 for their first consecutive full-capacity sellout since June 24–26, 2016, when Pete Rose’s No. 14 was retired.
D’Arnaud said, “Everyone in this clubhouse enjoys playing in that type of atmosphere.” “It was like the playoffs. His energy was infectious. Definitely electric.”
Michael Tonkin (2-0) pitched 2 1/3 hitless innings for the Braves, who won eight in a row before losing Friday’s series opener.
Ashcraft made his first start on June 8 after being hit by a returner. He gave up six runs and 10 hits in four innings.
“I felt like it was one of the better tours I’ve had in a while. It just didn’t go our way today,” he said.
Atlanta took a 2–0 lead on solo homers by D’Arnaud in the second and Albies in the third, the latter a drive off the bridge connecting the Sun and Moon decks in right along the main concourse. Ozuna added an RBI single in the third and McClain’s homer cut the gap to 3–2.
Austin Riley hit an RBI double in the fourth and scored on Olson’s NL-leading 24th home run, his third of the series.
Ozuna’s seventh-inning homer was his 15th of the season and 13th since the start of May, and put the Braves ahead 7–4.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this story.