Braves Catching Fire 🔥

06/13/2022 Braves Catching Fire 🔥

By: Jeff Yoder

Defending Champs Win 11th Straight Game Behind Adam Duvall’s 2-HR Night

The World Series champs are finding their stride. The Braves won their 11th straight game on Sunday with a narrow escape against the Pirates (5-3) thanks to a pair of jacks from Adam Duvall. Atlanta also got a solo shot from William Contreras while Kyle Wright (6IP, 7Ks, 5H, 3R) got his seventh win of the year from the mound. After dipping below .500 in May, the Braves’ hot streak has them at 34-27, just 5.5 games back of the Mets for the NL East lead.


Watch: Braves Win 11th Straight Behind Duvall’s 2-HR Night


MLB Quick-Hitters


Yanks Hang 18: The league-leading Yankees (44-16) won their fourth straight on Sunday with a scoreboard barrage to sweep the Cubs (18-4). Matt Carpenter and Kyle Higashioka hit two home runs apiece.


Giants Sweep Dodgers: The Giants shut out the Dodgers (2-0) on Sunday to complete the weekend sweep of L.A. for the first time since 2016. In doing so, they tightened the gap in the NL West race.


D-Backs Snap Philly Streak: The Phillies were riding a nine-game heater alongside the Braves in the NL East, but the Diamondbacks put a halt to it with a resounding 13-1 blowout on Sunday thanks to seven different arms in a bullpen brigade.


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