MLB wrap: Braves hold off Nationals, pick up reliever to bolster bullpen

first_img MLB trade news: Trevor Bauer sent to Reds, Yasiel Puig to Indians in 3-team deal involving Padres He hit two home runs to help give the Braves enough of a cushion to withstand the seven runs scored by the Nationals in the final three innings.Source: @aduvall123 has acquired his second dinger of the game.#ChopOn pic.twitter.com/ze0dURADeR— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 31, 2019Along with the win, the Braves added a reliever to their bullpen.  Related News Atlanta picked up righty Chris Martin from Texas in exchange for former top prospect Kolby Allard. Studs of the NightJustin Verlander struck out 13 across seven scoreless innings as the Astros beat the Indians, 2-0. Diamondbacks rookie Taylor Clarke impressed in his Yankee Stadium debut. He picked up a win as Arizona went on to beat New York 4-2.Avisail Garcia hit a home run and added a go-ahead, two-run double in the sixth to push the Rays past the Red Sox, 6-5.Duds of the NightAsdrubal Cabrera was the only player in the Rangers’ starting line up to not record a hit. He went 0 for 3 as Texas fell 8-5 to Seattle.Giants’ Tyler Beede gave up four runs on 10 hits through five innings of work on his way to a loss against the Phillies.HighlightsThe Cardinals struck gold with Paul Goldschmidt’s 25th home run of the season. Reds’ Amir Garrett rushes Pirates dugout after tensions rise in Cincinnati The Nationals tried to put together a late rally Tuesday but the Braves managed to pull off a win, and also increase their chances at success by filling an important need before the MLB trade deadline.The 11-8 Atlanta victory came a day after Washington won with a similar margin of victory, 6-3, and was led by the efforts of Adam Duvall. MLB trade news: Braves acquire Chris Martin, send Kolby Allard to Rangers The @Cardinals take sole possession of 1st in the NL Central.A homer by the #MLBTwitterHitter was the difference. 👀 pic.twitter.com/FwswSKzhI0— MLB (@MLB) July 31, 2019No wonder so many teams want Noah Syndergaard. 100 with movement.Nasty slider.100 with movement.Facing Thor is not fair. 😳 pic.twitter.com/bNOhCkBJ12— MLB (@MLB) July 31, 2019What’s Next? Pirates (47-60) at Reds (49-56), 12:35 p.m. ET — After another bench-clearing brawl between these two teams, it will be interesting to see if tempers flare when they continue the series Wednesday. Pittsburgh will start Dario Agrazal (2-1, 3.24 ERA) after beating Cincinnati, 11-4. The Reds will counter with Luis Castillo (9-4, 2.71 ERA).last_img

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