September 29, 2022
Contreras blasts two home runs as Braves send Marlins to another one-run loss

William Contreras homered twice, Ronald Acuña Jr. extended his two-season on-base streak to 28 games and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 Saturday night.

Acuña singled, walked twice, stole a base and scored a run. His string began last summer and was interrupted when the star outfielder injured his knee in Miami on July 10, ending his year.

The Braves led 4-2 when closer Kenley Jansen struck out the first two batters in the ninth. Pinch-hitter Jacob Stallings then walked, Jazz Chisholm Jr. had an infield single and Garrett Cooper hit an RBI double.

“When you’ve got 350-360 saves, I’m sure not all of them are pretty, not all of them are real clean” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “In order to get that many you better be able to weather the storm like he does. He’s got another gear, too, when he gets in trouble.”

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