Harris’s Two-Homer Night
Michael Harris II was the star of the game, hitting two home runs, including a 445-foot blast to right-center. His power display helped the Braves secure a 5-1 victory over the Angels at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia.
Strider’s Commanding Performance
Spencer Strider (12-3) pitched 6.2 strong innings, allowing just one earned run on five hits, striking out nine, and walking two. His performance was key in earning the win, and he even set a new personal record by striking out Shohei Ohtani.
1st Inning: Matt Olson hit a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Ozzie Albies for the Braves.
5th Inning: Zack Neto grounded into a fielder’s choice, scoring Mickey Moniak for the Angels, tying the game at 1-1.
5th Inning: Harris II homered to right-center, giving the Braves a 2-1 lead.
7th Inning: Orlando Arcia hit a two-run homer to center, followed by Harris II’s second homer, extending the lead to 5-1.
Patrick Sandoval (6-8) took the loss, pitching five innings, allowing two earned runs on three hits, striking out three, and walking four. The Angels’ offense was limited to just six hits, with their only run coming in the fifth inning.
Closing It Out
The Braves’ bullpen held firm, with Joakim Soria, A.J. Minter, and Raisel Iglesias combining for 2.1 scoreless innings. Iglesias pitched a perfect ninth to close out the game.
The series is tied 1-1, with the final game set for August 2. Both teams will look to make adjustments and come out on top in the series finale.