Muller gets 1st career win, Braves beat Reds 4-0 for split


Atlanta Braves’ Kyle Muller throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Sunday, June 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

CINCINNATI (AP) — Kyle Muller earned his first career victory, Ronald Acuña Jr. and Austin Riley hit solo homers, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 to split a four-game series.

Muller was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett before the game to make his second career start.

He retired the first seven batters he faced and cruised through five scoreless innings, allowing one hit with a career-high nine strikeouts.

Five relievers followed Muller, with only Shane Greene allowing a hit, to complete the two-hitter.

Ender Inciarte’s catch against the wall in center robbed Joey Votto of an extra-base hit off Greene in the eighth.

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