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ATLANTA — Hyun-Jin Ryu combined with four relievers on a two-hitter and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the shorthanded Atlanta Braves 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Ryu lasted only five innings but was dominant as he gave up only one hit, an infield single by Adam Duvall in the second.
The Atlanta Braves are an American professional baseball team based in the Atlanta metropolitan area. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) East division. The team played its home games at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium from 1966 to 1996, and at Turner Field from 1997 to 2016. Since 2017, their home stadium has been Truist Park (formerly SunTrust Park), located 10 miles (16 km) northwest of downtown Atlanta in Cobb County, Georgia. The Braves play spring training games at CoolToday Park in North Port, Florida.The name “Braves”, which was first used in 1912, originates from a term for a Native American warrior. They are nicknamed “the Bravos”, and often referred to as “America’s Team” in reference to the team’s games being broadcast on the nationally available TBS from the 1970s until 2007, giving the team a nationwide fan base.
From 1991 to 2005, the Braves were one of the most successful teams in baseball, winning division titles an unprecedented 14 consecutive times (omitting the strike-shortened 1994 season in which there were no official division champions), and producing one of the greatest pitching rotations in the history of baseball. Most notably, this rotation consisted of pitchers Greg Maddux, John Smoltz, and Tom Glavine. Pitcher Steve Avery also was a significant contributor to the rotation during the period of 1991–1993. The Braves won the National League West division from 1991 to 1993, and after divisional realignment, the National League East division from 1995 to 2005. They returned to the playoffs as the National League Wild Card in 2010. The Braves advanced to the World Series five times in the 1990s (1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, and 1999), winning the title in 1995 against the Cleveland Indians. Since their debut in the National League in 1876, the franchise has won 18 divisional titles, 17 National League pennants, and three World Series championships — in 1914 as the Boston Braves, in 1957 as the Milwaukee Braves, and in 1995 as the Atlanta Braves. The Braves are the only Major League Baseball franchise to have won the World Series in three different home cities.
The Braves and the Chicago Cubs are the National League’s two remaining charter franchises. The Braves were founded in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1871, as the Boston Red Stockings (not to be confused with the American League’s Boston Red Sox). The team states it is “the oldest continuously operating professional sports franchise in America.”After various name changes, the team eventually began operating as the Boston Braves, which lasted for most of the first half of the 20th century. Then, in 1953, the team moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and became the Milwaukee Braves, followed by the final move to Atlanta in 1966.
Blue Jays vs. Braves – Game Recap – August 5, 2020
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Duvall homered in the seventh off Thomas Hatch.
Anthony Bass issued a one-out walk in the ninth to Marcell Ozuna, who moved to second on Travis d’Arnaud’s single to left field. Duvall hit into a double play to end the game as Bass earned his second save.
Blue Jays vs. Braves – Game Recap – August 5, 2020
Ryu (1-1) struck out eight as he showed the form that produced a majors-leading 2.32 ERA for the Dodgers in 2019. The left-hander from South Korea had an 8.00 ERA in his first two starts for Toronto.
Ryu signed a four-year, $80 million contract with the Blue Jays in December.
The Braves were forced to recast their lineup after placing Ozzie Albies and Matt Adams on the injured list and giving Freddie Freeman a day off.
The new-look lineup, which included Charlie Culberson at second base and Austin Riley at first base, didn’t resemble the unit which had 13 hits in a 10-1 win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday night.
Toronto took a 1-0 lead in the second when Vladimir Guerrero Jr. doubled just beyond Ender Inciarte’s leaping attempt at a catch at the center-field wall. Guerrero scored from third on Danny Jansen’s fly ball to right field.
Bo Bichette singled, stole second and scored on Cavan Biggio’s single in the fifth. The run-scoring hit by Biggio knocked Sean Newcomb (0-1) out of the game after the left-hander allowed five hits and two runs in 4 2/3 innings.
Before Duvall’s homer in the seventh, Travis d’Arnaud’s drive to left field was caught at the wall by Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Left-hander Ryan Borucki then struck out Freeman, who was pinch-hitting for Riley. Right-hander Jordan Romano struck out Ronald Acuna Jr. to cap a perfect eighth.
Blue Jays: OF Derek Fisher (left quad strain) was placed on the 10-day IL and OF Billy McKinney was recalled before the game. … INF Travis Shaw, who was activated on Tuesday after being placed on family medical leave on July 27, was given another day out of the lineup to take batting practice and possibly be available as a pinch-hitter. … Manager Charlie Montoyo said “there’s a good chance” RHP Chase Anderson (oblique) will pitch in relief, at least initially, when he returns from the IL.
Braves: Albies (right wrist bone bruise) and Adams (left hamstring strain) were placed on the 10-day injured list. Albies will be shut down for a week in hopes he won’t miss more than 10 days. OF Nick Markakis was reinstated from the restricted list and grounded out to first base as a pinch-hitter in the eighth. C Alex Jackson was recalled from the team’s alternate training site.
After throwing five scoreless innings against Washington in his debut on July 29, Blue Jays RHP Nate Pearson will try again for his first win in his second major league start when he faces Atlanta’s Touki Toussaint (0-0) in Thursday night’s final game of the three-game series.
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