Contreras homers twice as Acuña, Braves beat Marlins 4-3

William Contreras of the Atlanta Braves hits a home run during the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot park on May 21, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) (Eric Espada, 2022 Getty Images)

MIAMI – William Contreras homered twice, Ronald Acuña Jr. extended his two-season on-base streak to 28 games and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 4-3.

Acuña singled, walked twice, stole a base and scored a run.

His string began last summer and was interrupted when the star outfielder injured his knee in Miami on July 10, ending his year.

The Braves led 4-2 when closer Kenley Jansen struck out the first two batters in the ninth. Pinch-hitter Jacob Stallings then walked, Jazz Chisholm Jr. had an infield single and Garrett Cooper hit an RBI double.

Jansen struck out Jorge Soler, the MVP of the World Series for Atlanta last year, to get his 10th save.


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