Braves hit 4 homers to rout Nationals
For the Braves, Venezuela’s Ronald Acuña Jr. is 5-2 with one run scored and three produced, Contreras is 3-1 with two runs scored and one walked, Orlando Arcia is 3-1 with two runs. Dominican Marcell Ozuna went 4-1 with two RBIs.
Puerto Rican Eddie Rosario made it 5-0 with one out.
Ronald Acuña Jr. and Matt Olson each hit home runs off Erick Fedde, rookie Michael Harris II batted 4-4 and the Atlanta Braves crushed the Washington Nationals 12-2 on Friday.
Venezuela’s William Contreras also hit a home run off Fedde for Atlanta, the reigning World Series monarch, which improved to 27-8 since June 1.
The Braves, ranked second in the National League East Division, came within two and a half games of the leading New York Mets.
Atlanta has 131 homers on the campaign, the Nationals’ best statistic.
Charlie Morton (5-3) won his fourth straight decision, but his first since June 5 in Colorado.
The 38-year-old right-hander accepted two hits and four uncatchable in seven chapters.
Fedde (5-6) fell to 0-6 with an 11.03 ERA in nine starts and one relief against the Braves.
He allowed eight runs and the same number of unstoppable in just over three innings.
For the Nationals, Venezuelans César Hernández 3-0, Keibert Ruiz 4-1. Dominicans Juan Soto 3-2 with a run scored and two RBIs, Nelson Cruz 3-0, Maikel Franco 3-0. Cuba’s Yadiel Hernandez 3-1.