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Atlanta, GA – The Atlanta Braves (75-47) rally late in the 11th inning with a comeback victory over the Houston Astros (77-45) 5-4. The Braves have won 11 of their last 12 games.
The Braves’ starting pitcher Spencer Strider pitched 6.0 innings. He allowed three hits, two walks and a solo home run from the Astros’ shortstop Jeremy Peña (16).
Relief pitcher Jackson Stephens got the win (2-2).
Vaughn Grissom went 2-4 with two hits and a run that included a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth inning. This tied the game 1-1.
Dylan Lee came in for the allowed three hits and two runs in the top of the tenth inning to the Astros. In the bottom of the tenth inning, Michael Harris II singled in Guillermo Heredia and scored off a single from Robbie Grossman.
In the 11th inning, Astros’ third baseman Alex Bregman scored off a sacrifice RBI from Jeremy Peña that gave the Astros a 4-3 lead.
Dansby Swanson was placed at second base to start the bottom of the 11th inning. After a walk from Austin Riley, Matt Olson hit a check-swing double away from the shift that put Riley at third base and drove in Swanson to tie the game 4-4. Travis d’Arnaud hit a walk-off single that drove in Austin Riley.
The series finale matchup on Sunday will have projected starters RHP Charlie Morton (6-5) for the Braves and RHP Jose Urquidy (11-4) for the Astros.