Latest Ronald Acuna News

Austin Riley homers in MLB debut, Braves blank Cardinals 4-0

May. 15, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — When Austin Riley connected with the pitch, his father was watching from the concourse at SunTrust Park. Mike Riley knew it was good contact, but he couldn't tell how far the ball went. Then he looked toward the outfield. "As soon as I saw the outfielders not move," the elder Riley said, "I...

Indians' Kluber breaks right forearm in 4-2 loss to Marlins

May. 1, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Corey Kluber got hit hard again, and the last line drive really hurt. The struggling Cleveland Indians right-hander broke his right forearm when he was hit by a comebacker during a 4-2 loss to the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. Kluber (2-3) was struck by Brian Anderson's liner in the fifth...

Reyes' 2 homers, 3 RBIs lead Padres past Braves 4-3

Apr. 30, 2019 11:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — With prized rookie Fernando Tatis Jr. sidelined by an ailing hamstring, the San Diego Padres need someone to fill the void. Franmil Reyes did his part Tuesday night. Reyes homered twice and drove in three runs, Eric Hosmer also went deep and rookie Chris Paddack turned in another impressive...

Braves pitching, Puig error add up to 3-1 win over Reds

Apr. 24, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — With clutch hitting virtually non-existent, Atlanta's pitching and Yasiel Puig's leaky defense made the difference for the Braves on Wednesday night. Ozzie Albies homered on the game's first pitch and Ronald Acuna Jr. scored from first base on Puig's fifth-inning error, helping Atlanta to...

Acuña's late double rallies Braves, who split with Indians

Apr. 21, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr.'s two-run double highlighted Atlanta's five-run rally in the ninth inning as the Braves stormed back to beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday night and gain a split. The Braves trailed 7-0 after two innings but chipped away late...

Ozzie Albies, Braves agree to $35M, 7-year contract

Apr. 11, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ozzie Albies knows he could have earned a lot more money going year to year and waiting for even greater riches in salary arbitration and free agency. The 22-year-old All-Star second baseman instead opted for financial security for his family in Curaçao. Albies and the Braves agreed...

Braves-Rockies game postponed due to weather

Apr. 10, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies can't seem to avoid losing a home game on their own. The weather spared them from possibly dropping their sixth in a row at Coors Field. The Rockies' game against the Atlanta Braves that was scheduled for Wednesday was postponed because of a strong storm expected to hit...

Acuna homers early, Braves hold off Rockies 8-6

Apr. 9, 2019 1:40 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Julio Teheran's solid pitching early helped him get through a very rough patch, with a big assist from the Atlanta Braves' lineup. Backed by Ronald Acuna Jr.'s home run and Dansby Swanson's three RBIs, the right-hander weathered a six-run inning — Colorado's biggest of the season...

Alfaro, Marlins snap Braves' 4-game winning streak

Apr. 7, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jorge Alfaro's first multihomer game gave the Miami Marlins just the lift they needed to snap a four-game losing streak. "I just try to stay to the middle of the field and make good contact," Alfaro said. "I try to get a good pitch and drive it through the pitcher. That's all I'm trying to...

Cool as Bryce: Harper primed for anticipated Phillies opener

Mar. 27, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper had $330 million in his budget and an inquiring mind as he tossed out questions to his 1.5 million Instagram followers on how to spend his cash in Philadelphia. "Philly help me out!" he wrote on a post like a typical tourist. Harper solicited suggestions for best...