The Atlanta Braves won Thursday’s home opener in walk-off fashion against the San Diego Padres, 7-6. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Orlando Arcia drove Nabil Crismatt’s 2-2 pitch into center field to score Eddie Rosario and end the back-and-forth affair.
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“I like those situations a lot, mainly because I just tell myself I want to do whatever I can to help the team win,” Arcia said postgame. “I kind of fixate on that and do whatever I can to pull it off for the team.”
“It doesn’t matter if you’re an American guy or a Latin guy, we’re united as a team,” he added. “We get along so well. I think that’s the key to our success.”
Arcia finished his night leading the Braves in hits (3). Before his clutch hit to end it, he hit a solo home run in the bottom of the third.
Arcia and the Braves continue the series Friday evening with top prospect Jared Shuster on the bump.
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