Tuesday, May 28

Astros rally to cap sweep in battle of previous 2 WS champs

ATLANTA — Corey Julks got here off the bench and delivered a pinch-hit, two-out single to interrupt a tie within the ninth inning, and Alex Bregman added a two-run single to ship the Astros to their fourth consecutive win, 5-2 over the Braves on Sunday afternoon at Trust Park.

The Astros stormed into Atlanta and swept the three-game collection from the Braves in a matchup between the earlier two World Series champs. Houston improved to 5-1 throughout a difficult stretch in its schedule in opposition to the Blue Jays (2-1) and Braves (3-0), and it’ll subsequent journey to St. Petersburg to face the 19-3 Rays, who’re 13-0 at dwelling this yr.

Braves starter Max Fried held the Astros scoreless for six 2/3 innings, permitting three hits, whereas Astros starter Cristian Javier struck out 10 batters in six innings, whiffing seven Braves in a row throughout one stretch. 

The Astros trailed, 2-0, coming into the eighth when Braves reliever A.J. Minter entered the sport with the bases loaded and two outs and allowed a two-run single by Yordan Alvarez, who hit clutch homers within the first two video games. Alvarez has 27 RBIs this yr.

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