Acuna singles, scores in Major League Baseball debut, Braves beat Reds

Ronald Acuna

Now that the Braves are done manipulating his service time, baseball fans can officially enjoy the Ronald Acuna experience for years to come.

Camargo drove in two runs and Ender Inciarte had three hits for the Braves, who led 3-0 after four innings. We're guessing an autographed ball and/or bat are headed his way.

Acuna, who turned 20 back in December, was regarded as the No. 1 prospect in all of baseball.

Assistant Editor of Busted Coverage. The Braves will give the nod to 27-year old right-hander Julio Teheran, and the Phillies will send 24-year old right-hander Aaron Nola the the hill.

Acuna Jr., rated as the rare five-tool player who can run, hit for average and power, field and throw, won't need long to get a look at what a top-level major league starting pitcher looks like. On Tuesday, in what turned out to be his last Triple-A game before getting the call, Acuna went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a run scored in Gwinnett's 5-2 win over Rochester.

Mariners 5, Indians 4 • Andrew Miller's absence was immediately felt by Cleveland's bullpen when Kyle Seager hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning off Nick Goody that lifted visiting Seattle to victory.

"It's fun to watch", Braves manager Brian Snitker said. Arodys Vizcaino allowed a double and walk in the ninth, but retired pinch hitter Tucker Barnhart to end the game and earn his second save.

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Joey Votto's two-run drive, his second homer in two nights, got the Reds on the board in the fifth.

Yankees 4, Twins 3 • Gary Sanchez hit a three-run homer off Fernando Rodney in the ninth inning, and NY beat visiting Minnesota to complete a four-game sweep and extend its winning streak to six.

The Atlanta Braves will look to build some steam after salvaging a series split with Cincinnati, including taking down the Reds by a final score of 7-4 in the series finale on Thursday.

Every Atlanta starter except catcher Kurt Suzuki had at least one hit, including pitcher Sean Newcomb. Votto has homered in three straight games.

Bailey's last two starts came against the St. Louis Cardinals, a loss and a no-decision in which he gave up a combined six runs on 11 hits over 12 2/3 innings.

Reds: Cincinnati opens a three-game road on Friday at Minnesota.

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