Acuña was baseball's top prospect (or #2, depending on whether or not you considered Shohei Ohtani a prospect) heading into 2018, and delivering such a majestic dinger in his second career game is only going to make Braves fans more optimistic and excited about his future.
Albies, a 21-year-old who made his debut last August, hit a two-run homer in the fifth for a 4-0 lead and added an RBI double in the ninth. We're guessing an autographed ball and/or bat are headed his way.
Acuna, at 20, becomes the majors' youngest player, unseating teammate and best friend Ozzie Albies, who is 21, for that distinction.
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Elsewhere, second seed Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria saved two match points to beat Tunisia's Malek Jaziri 7-5 3-6 7-6 (10-8). He hasn't made it past the last 16 in five tournaments this year.
Acuna sparked a two-run rally in the eighth inning that put the Braves ahead to stay.
Acuna Jr., rated as the rare five-tool player who can run, hit for average and power, field and throw, won't need long to get a look at what a top-level major league starting pitcher looks like. The Braves' ace has been sharp in three straight starts, and he is carrying a 4.00 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP to go with a 1-1 record in 27 innings logged.
"It's fun to watch", Braves manager Brian Snitker said.
Sam Freeman (1-1) retired all four batters he faced and Arodys Vizcaino pitched a one-hit ninth for his second save. "He went out and played his game". The Reds dropped to 5-19, matching the 1931 team for the worst 24-game start in club history. Jose Peraza drove home the first run on a fielder's choice, and Joey Votto followed with a three-run homer, his third.
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Imagine this happening in a close game, or with less time on the clock, or in a Game 7, or the NBA Finals ... yeah, NBA, fix this. Stevens made several coaching decisions Tuesday night that reminded fans just how valuable he is to the Celtics' success.
Adam Duvall was called out to end the fifth inning while trying to score the tying run from first on Scott Schebler's double, but a video review requested by the Reds led to the call being overturned after a 2-minute, 10-second look.
Every Atlanta starter except catcher Kurt Suzuki had at least one hit, including pitcher Sean Newcomb.
Newcomb gave up four runs, five hits and three walks in six innings.
Jesse Biddle allowed three hits over two scoreless innings, Dan Winkler (1-0) pitched a ideal eighth and A.J. Minter worked the ninth for his first career save.
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Reds: Cincinnati opens a three-game road on Friday at Minnesota. Julio Teheran will start the opener and is 1-1 with a 4.00 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season.