Riley, Acuña, Contreras go deep, Braves beat Phillies 9-5


Atlanta Braves’ Austin Riley runs past Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Connor Brogdon after hitting a home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Austin Riley, Ronald Acuña Jr. and William Contreras each hit a solo homer and the Atlanta Braves rallied to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-5.

Acuña also had a single, double and three RBIs.

J.T. Realmuto and Bryce Harper hit solo homers for Philadelphia.

The reigning three-time NL East champion Braves evened their record at 29-29, but they haven’t been above .500 all season.

The Braves trailed 5-4 entering the eighth before Riley blasted a tying homer off Connor Brogdon.

Contreras lined an RBI single off Sam Coonrod for a 6-5 lead.

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