Home runs helped the Braves beat the Brewers

July 21, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Atlanta Braves third baseman Austin Riley (27) hit a home run during the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field. Image: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Orlando Arcia and Austin Riley each hit two homers to help the Atlanta Braves to a 6-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.

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Marcell Ozuna also had two RBIs as Atlanta won its second game in a row after equaling a season-worst losing streak at four games. The Braves lead the majors with a 31-14 road record

Willy Adames homer for the Brewers, who lost for the third time in 11 games

Michael Soroka (2-1) gave up four runs and six hits over six innings for the Braves. He attacked four and walked two

Ben Heller threw a no-hit seventh and Joe Jimenez threw a perfect eighth. Kirby Yates struck out the first two batters in the ninth but ran into trouble when he passed Andruw Monasterio and Brice Turang.

Milwaukee’s Yates and Blake Perkins then went into an 11-point battle that included six straight foul balls. But Yates caught Perkins looking for a backdoor to end him for his second save of the season.

Milwaukee’s Freddy Peralta (6-8) worked five innings and gave up six runs and six hits, including homers to Arcia and Riley. He batted five times and walked three while losing for the fifth time in his last six decisions.

Atlanta saw Milwaukee two runs before scoring three second-run goals, two in the third and one in the fifth.

Ozuna’s sacrifice fly contributed the first round in the second round. Two batters later, Arcia hit a 402-foot homer to center-left against his former team. It was the 10th blowout of the season.

In the third, Ozzie Albies took the leadoff before Riley hit a two-run shot to right. It was Riley’s 21st homer of the season.

Atlanta loaded the bases in fifth with one out before Ozuna reached the fielder’s pick to drive on Riley and make it 6-2.

The Brewers cut their deficit to two in sixth when William Contreras led by a goal and Adames followed with a homer to center. It was Adames’ 17th homer of the season

Contreras’ RBI double and Jesse Winker’s run-scoring single contributed to Milwaukee’s first innings.

–Field Level Media

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