The Braves came from behind in extra innings to beat the Astros and pick up a half game on the Mets.
Spencer Strider and Cristian Javier had a great pitching duel for 6 innings. The only runs each of them gave up were solo homers, Jeremy Pena for the Astros, and Vaughn Grissom for the Braves. The bullpens also shut down the offenses for the remainder of regulation.
Dylan Lee pitched the tenth for the Braves, and Houston was able to string together 3 hits including a double, scoring the Manfred man and an insurance run as well. The Braves were able to rally in the bottom of the tenth, as Michael Harris doubled in the Manfred runner, then Robbie Grossman was able to knock in Harris to tie the game.
The Astros scored the Manfred man again in the eleventh on a ground ball single through the infield and an infield hit. In the bottom of the inning, Austin Riley drew a leadoff walk. Matt Olson then hit a check swing grounder that went against the shift and turned into a double, scoring the Manfred man and putting Riley at third base and Olson at second base. With nobody out, William Contreras was walked to put a force play at any base. Travis D’Arnaud pinch hit for Heredia (who had pinch run for the DH Rosario earlier) and hit a ground ball single to right through the drawn in infield, scoring the winning run.
The Braves go for the sweep of the Astros today as Charlie Morton matches up against Jose Urquidy this afternoon.