Ozuna, Acuña bring back Elder with HR and the Braves empty Yankees
ATLANTA — Bryce Elder powered through seven innings of a one-hit combo game, while Ronald Acuna Jr. and Marcel Ozuna buzzed as the Atlanta Braves cut a 5-1 Tuesday night 0 to the struggling New York Yankees.
After inflicting an 11-3 defeat in Game 1 of the series, the Braves wasted no time in attacking Luis Severino (2-8), whose season was marred by terrible numbers in the first half.
This trend has not changed against the brave. With two outs, Ozuna hit his 24th home run of the season, driving the ball over the center field wall for three RBIs. The snap increased the number of consecutive hitting games to 13 and allowed the Braves to total 120 runs in the first inning that season, the most in the major leagues.
The Yankees, down in the Middle East, have fallen to 12-22 since July 4. 500 mark for the first time since going from 15 to 15 years ago.
Elder (9-4), 24, a right-hander, walked three and struck out three.
For the Yankees, Venezuelan Jiliber Torres is 3-0.
For the Braves, Venezuela’s Acuña had a 5-2 run with two runs and Orlando Arcia’s made it 4-0. Dominican Ozona is 2-2 with a run scored and three RBIs. Puerto Rico Eddie Rosario 3-0.