The Atlanta Braves were able to avoid the sweep after Thursday night’s 8-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Ronald Acuña Jr. got things going early with a first-pitch home run and followed it up with some more longball in the sixth inning.
Thursday became Acuña’s 12th career multi-homer game.
Acuña wasn’t the only Brave to homer during the series finale. He was joined by Travis d’Arnaud, Matt Olson, and Michael Harris II.
Acuña and the Braves look to carry last night’s momentum into today’s series opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight at 7:20 ET.
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