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Atlanta Braves news: Tyler Flowers returns, Ronald Acuna nabs another award

Tyler Flowers returns, injury update on Nick Markakis and Ronald Acuna receives another honor.

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Braves News

Braves bats remain cool as Marlins win 7-1

Mike Foltynewicz settled in after a rough start but the only offense Atlanta could muster off of Marlins pitching was a solo home run by Freddie Freeman.

Ronald Acuña Named Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year

The awards continue to roll in for Braves prospect Ronald Acuna who was named minor league Player of the Year on Friday by Baseball America.

Folty's self-correction a bright spot for Braves

Mike Foltynewicz allowed three runs over his first three innings pitched Friday night but then settled in with three shutout innings to keep the Braves close.

"He got going and found a rhythm," Snitker said. "It's just one of those things where he kind of went out and was overexerting, probably trying to throw too hard. Then, he gets his rhythm and things start flowing and you're out of pitches."

Braves relieved, lifted by Flowers' early return

Tyler Flowers returned to the Braves lineup Friday night after a stint on the disabled list. Flowers was struck by a foul ball in Philadelphia. He initially feared that his hand was broken X-Rays and an MRI all came back negative.

"I was essentially barehanding [a 94-mph fastball] with the ball dropping in front of you," Flowers said. "So it was pretty square. Then after that trying to hit, the way it felt, I really had no doubt it was broken. When I found out it wasn't, I was definitely surprised. You always want to finish the season healthy."

NIck Markakis remains out with sore wrist

Nick Markakis missed his second straight game after injuring his wrist on a diving catch on Wednesday. Markakis is dealing with bruising in his wrist but all tests came back negative. Atlanta is hoping to have him back in the lineup for Tuesday’s game in Washington.

MLB News

Indians extend winning streak to 16 straight

Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer while MIke Clevinger held the Baltimore offense at bay in a 5-0 win. Cleveland extends their franchise record winning streak and become just the third team since 1961 to win as many as 16 straight.

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