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Braves News: Austin Riley Goes Deep, Bryce Elder returns to Atlanta, more

A little life from the middle of the Braves order is a welcome site to see.

MLB: Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Braves started off their series against the Washington Nationals in convincing fashion with a 5-2 victory. Kyle Wright was effective enough to put together another quality start and earn his 19th win, and seven of the Braves nine starters in the lineup had a base hit.

Perhaps the most encouraging news was that three of the hits came off the bats of Austin Riley and Matt Olson. Riley hit his 37th home run of the year, and only his second in his past 13 games. Olson produced his first multi-hit game since August 27th, and perhaps will use last night as a starting point to get out of his recent slump.

While the hope is that both Riley and Olson can continue finding success at the plate, the Braves continue to put wins in the win column. They now have four straight wins, and are keeping pace with the Mets as they remain one game behind New York in the NL East.



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